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Dr Liam Fox Poses For The Greatest Photo Ever

dr liam fox 300x219 Dr Liam Fox Poses For The Greatest Photo EverDR Liam Fox is in the mire over his relationship with an “advisor” Adam Werritty. No, not adviser. Mr Werritty describes himself as an “advisor” to Dr Fox on his business cards. An “adviser” is someone who gives advice; an “advisor” is someone hired to give advice. But while debate rages, Fox smiles and carries on. And he really gives it the full beam. We’ve pulled together a gallery of Dr Fox to entertain you. All are good but the third picture is nothing short of fantastic.

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Posted: 13th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos Of The Day: The Libyan Ding Dong

Posted: 12th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rick Perry Recalls America’s War With The Tudors And Stuarts

henry viii1 Rick Perry Recalls Americas War With The Tudors And StuartsGET back to Bong-Bongo-istan, Herman Cain, Rick Perry is taking his chance to be the biggest idiot in the Republican race to the White House. As he says to the folks of the  Beta Theta Pi fraternity:

“Our Founding Fathers never meant for Washington, D.C. to be the fount of all wisdom. As a matter of fact, they were very much afraid of that because they’d just had this experience with this far-away government that had centralized thought-process and planning and what you have you. And then it was actually the reason that we fought the [American] Revolution in the 16th century — was to get away from that kind of onerous crown, if you will.”

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Posted: 12th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President Herman Cain Will Bomb All Countries Ending In ‘Stan’

IF Herman Cain becomes president of the USA, he may well bomb a country he can’t even be bothered to name. When the order comes he will just order that all countries ending in -stan are obliterated. Hey, it’s what the US voters in Little New Bama Lama Ding Dong want:

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Posted: 11th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bill Clinton Has A Photographic Memory For Things He Wants To Remember

1170290 217x300 Bill Clinton Has A Photographic Memory For Things He Wants To RememberDID you know that Bill Clinton has a photographic memory? This is the man who when asked if he had been  “alone” with Monica Lewinsky, replied that he could not remember: “I guess we were alone, but I never thought we were.” Of course, Monca was under his desk, allegedly.

Yahoo reports:

In addition to Clinton’s many other talents, he is known for having a near photographic memory. The term gets tossed around a lot, but to actually have the ability is quite rare. According to an article from the Washington Post, Clinton “stunned a friend visiting the White House by saying, ‘Let’s call your parents!’ and then reciting a number he hadn’t dialed in more than a decade.”

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Posted: 11th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Wall Street: The Best And Funniest Signs

OCCUPY Wall Street is doing its best to out the funny in revolution. Not all of the humour is intentional. But what is can be seen her in the the signs held aloft by the wiggling fingers of freedom:

Posted: 10th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Atlanta Might Be The Dumbest Thing You Or John Lewis Will Ever See

john lewis Occupy Atlanta Might Be The Dumbest Thing You Or John Lewis Will Ever See

OCCUPY Atlanta might just have created the dumbest political protest of all time. Congressman John Lewis has asked to address the crowd. Leiws is leading light of the civil rights movment.

And what a crowd. They do no clapping. Why? Because clapping might “prevent someone else who is addressing the assembly from being heard”. Instead, the do a “signal approval” that sees the crowd raise a hand and wiggle their fingers.

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Posted: 9th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Wall Street Might Be The Most Civilised Revolution In History: Video

OCCUPY Seattle is going great guns. In this video you will see protestors claim the streets – and stop at the crossing. The revolution will begin after coffee and biscuits and the rebels have asked everyone if it’s ok with them:

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Posted: 9th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson’s Face Promotes Sex Cheats Website

boris johnson Boris Johnsons Face Promotes Sex Cheats WebsiteASHELY Madison is – without irony – “the most recognized and reputable extramarital affair company”. They will set you up with an extra-marital shag – “Affairs Now Guaranteed! No matter what you look like”. Well, so says the poster in London’s Camden Town – the poster with Mayor Boris Johnson’s face.

Cue the music

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Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Huhne’s Terrible Tweet: The Fingerprints And The Story

chris huhne Chris Huhnes Terrible Tweet: The Fingerprints And The StoryWELL, we’ve all done it. Sent an indiscreet or faintly embarrassing message to an unintended destination.

Embattled MP Chris Huhne today tweeted an intriguing message into the public domain and then promptly deleted it. Perhaps he should have DM’d it.

It read: ‘From someone else fine but I do not want my fingerprints on the story. C’

[See timeline to the left, my thanks to @Tweetminster: read top tweet. Click timeline to enlarge]

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Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Rochdale’s Cyril Smith Leisure Centre The Gordon Brown Music Hall

cyril smith After Rochdales Cyril Smith Leisure Centre The Gordon Brown Music HallWILL the refurbished leisure centre in Rochdale be named after Sir Cyril Smith, the LibDem politician who weighted a jovial 29 stone at his heaviest?

Rochdale councillor Dale Mulgrew, Sir Cyril’s godson, tells one and all:

“Apart from the plaque that we intend to unveil outside the town hall next month, which really is no more than a small civic commemoration, the town won’t have a totemic, significant memorial in lasting tribute to Cyril’s work. After all, Gracie Fields has a theatre. Clearly, a lot of Cyril’s work over his time was around education, and clearly the new leisure centre will have a schools dimension because it will be used during the day by our local education establishments. This is about a lasting memorial, irrespective of the facility, and Cyril would have promoted the community and social aspects of this building.”

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Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Primal Scream Are Too Tame For The Sex Mad Conservatives

teresa may Primal Scream Are Too Tame For The Sex Mad Conservatives ANORAK loves it when minted rockers talk about politics. This week Primal Scream were upset that the Conservative Party’s Home Secretary Theresa May walked off the stage at the Tory Party conference to the strains of Rocks.

The band issue a statement in Q magazine:

“Primal Scream are totally disgusted that the Home Secretary Theresa May ended her speech at the Tory Party conference with our song ‘Rocks’.How inappropriate. Didn’t they research the political history of our band? Hasn’t she listened to the words? Does she even know what getting your rocks off means? No. She is a Tory; how could she?”

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Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Gove Wins Rupert Murdoch’s Order Of The Brown Nose

michael gove bron nose Michael Gove Wins Rupert Murdochs Order Of The Brown NoseYOU know all that stuff about editors and hacks being in the pockets of their news organs’ owners? You know that stuff about the Tories and Rupert Murdoch being tighter than Angelina Jolie’s smile?

You know how the Times wants us to know that it is not the News of The World - it is, to borrow a phrase of William Hague’s – in News International but not ruled by News International?

Well, Michael Gove, a former Times writer now working as a Tory Cabinet Minister, says Murdoch’s great. And in case Rupert does not get the message – and he should take care when sitting down lest he suffocate Gove – the Times’ sub-editors create the headline:

Murdoch’s a phenomenon and I admire him, says minister

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Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Los Angeles City Council Are Looking For Mike Hunt

TO Los Angeles, where the City Council is looking for Mike Hunt.

Says local official May Dupname…

Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Wall Street: Revolution Starts With An Echo

THE Occupy Wall Street protest just got odd. The Occupy Wall Stret protest just got odd. Jonah Goldberg explains:

Now, for those who don’t understand what’s happening here, the crowd repeats what the speaker says because the Occupy Wall Streeters are out of/opposed to/not permitted microphones or other voice amplifying technology. This is seen by many as a perfectly good excuse for looking like complete idiots. I’ll let others debate that.

Still, tell me you wouldn’t love it if a speaker yelled You don’t need to follow anybody! You’re All Individuals!”

Is this how a revolution starts – with an echo?

Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michelle Obama Is A Normal Person Who Shops At Target: Photos

WHAT odds that when Michelle Obama went along to a supermarket to stock up on vaseline, chips and dental floss an Associated Press photographer should just happen to be there to capture her ordinariness in high resolution images? Given that just looking at the Obamas with anything less than adulation in your dewey eyes is likely to get you ten years in solitary and shot in the face, it seems pretty odd that a stranger should get close enough to point a large black metal device in her direction.

But, then, Obama might well recognise Charles Dharapak, the AP’s photographer in the aisles, from his beat at the White House.

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Posted: 1st, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Surrey Councillor Peter Martin Sounds Like Ed Miliband In World’s Most Repetitive Interview

BBC Radio Surrey’s Nick Wallis is tlaking with councillor Peter Martin. Looks like Ed Miliband’s media advisors are also working for the Tories:

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Posted: 29th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sacha Baron Cohen Admits: Ed Miliband’s Is My Greatest Character Ever

IS Ed Miliband real? Is he a spoof, the work of a comedy genius? Has anyone seen Sacha Baron Cohen lately? Here’s ‘Ed Miliband’ being asked to name all three candidates in the contest to become leader of the Scottish party:

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Posted: 29th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FundaMENTAL Christian Shouts At Obama

 FundaMENTAL Christian Shouts At Obama YES! Politics! Don’t worry, it’s not too political. This is an article about mental people. Mental religious people specifically. Mental religious people in LA no less! Perfect.

Anyway, at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, Prez Obama was playing it cool to a bunch of supporters when the jovial atmosphere was cut in two when some nutjob started howling “one true Christian God!”, followed by the lovely “antichrist” jibe that’s been thrown Barry’s way on countless occasions.

It seems odd that the openly Christian Obama should get chided with accusations of being the antichrist, but hey ho, that’s fundamentalist American Christians for you.

The Christian man shouts:

“The Christian God is one and only true living God! The creator of heaven and the universe! Jesus Christ is God! Jesus Christ is God! Jesus Christ is still our God! Jesus Christ is still God! You are the Antichrist!”

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Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Utah Undie Run In Photos: Knickers To Anti-Gay

THE Utah Undie Run aims to show the world that Utah is not all about prudes. Organiser Nate Porter want to change the conservative nature of the state’s politics by getting young people to run and to vote. Salt Lake City is the home of the Mormon church, which is no fan of gay marriage. You want change? Then vote for it. It’s a good idea. The media will follow it because people in their undies is always newsworthy…

 

Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liam Fox Is 50: Maggie Thatcher Is Forever In The 80s

0 Form DS01 Liam Fox Is 50: Maggie Thatcher Is Forever In The 80sHAPPY birthday, Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox.

We spotted you in your shiny birthday shirt and your wife Jesme flanking former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher at Admiralty House in Whitehall. One or more of you is about to dance. One or more of you might be made of wax…

Posted: 25th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greenwich Time: Local Labour Party’s Pravda Has One Very Loyal Reader

gt pires Greenwich Time: Local Labour Partys Pravda Has One Very Loyal ReaderLETTER of the week is found in the pages of the Greenwich Time, the weekly paper published by Greenwich Council.

Greenwich’s Conservative leader Spencer Drury says it’s just a PR exercise for the ruling Labour Party. Cllr Drury’s complaint runs:

“In my opinion Greenwich Council continues to publish Greenwich Time in an effort to influence the opinions of people in favour of the Labour Council. It makes no attempt to offer an alternative view on even the most controversial issues. In my opinion Labour justifies GT with a fig leaf of financial jiggery-pokery.”

“Greenwich remains a one party state with its own ‘pravda’. It is a disgrace in a modern democracy that this sort of propaganda is allowed to flourish at the expense of other local papers and subsidised by unsuspecting taxpayers.”

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Posted: 25th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bahrain Election Photo Provides The Greatest Associated Press Caption Ever

bahrain news Bahrain Election Photo Provides The Greatest Associated Press Caption EverIT’S election time in Bahrain, friend to the UK, haven of human rights, home to the US’s Navy’s Fifth Fleet and venue of a failed Iran-approved Arab spring. The elections do not feature Bahrain’s main opposition party, the Wefaq, which boycotted the elections held to fill 18 parliamentary seats its members vacated after the protests and the Government’s crack down. (The country only has a 40-member Parliament.)

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Posted: 24th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Midget Tim Stroh Bags Huge Alligator: Tory Beast Sir David Scholey Wounded In The Sun’s Big Game Hunt

Scholey lion Midget Tim Stroh Bags Huge Alligator: Tory Beast Sir David Scholey Wounded In The Suns Big Game HuntTHE Sun spots “college student” Tim Stroh, 19, who has “bagged one of the biggest gators in Florida on Friday night.”

Wowza! Tim was on an alligator hunt in Florida when he captured a huge critter:

Tim only measures 6ft 3ins and weighs 11st compared to the scaly beast’s 12ft 3ins and 57st.

Yeah, Tim,’s only 6ft 3ins high. He’s practically a midget.

He captured the beast using “what his father called ‘his puny bass rod‘”.

Tim then stunned the animal by hitting it with a bang stick – a .44-caliber rifle mounted on a stick.

Then someone called Rusty harpooned the animal.

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Posted: 21st, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egypt: A Gallery Of Those Home-Made Helmets

WHAT is the defining image of the protests against Egypt’s President Mubarak? It is the photos of the Christians and Muslims united for their country? Is it the photos of the camel rider breaking heads in Tahrir Square? Is it the broken heads? The marketing? What about the protest signs? And can anyone forget Glenn Beck’s magnets? Or is it one of these photos of the homemade helmets worn by anti-Mubarak campaigners?

Posted: 21st, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0