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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


Margaret Moran: Daily Telegraph Lies Hidden Under A Hat And Tissues

margaret moran fraud Margaret Moran: Daily Telegraph Lies Hidden Under A Hat And TissuesMARGARET Moran is the Labour MP charged with fiddling her expenses to the tun of £80,000.

The Mail says:

From glam to ‘gran’: Extraordinary picture shows the toll expenses scandal has taken on ex-Labour MP Margaret Moran

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Posted: 20th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Margaret Moran Sobs In The Dock: Former Labour MP Last Trougher To Face Justice

margaret moran1 Margaret Moran Sobs In The Dock: Former Labour MP Last Trougher To Face JusticeIN the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, former Labour MP for Luton South Margaret Moran sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. She is accused of making £80,000 of fraudulent expenses claims in 21 charges.

The 56-year-old entered no plea. She left the court on unconditional bail to appear at London’s Southwark Crown Court on October 28.

Moran is charged with 15 counts of false accounting and six of forgery.

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Posted: 19th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bullingdon Britain: Where Political Looters And Paedophiles Escape And Rioters Are Made To Pay

10839833 Bullingdon Britain: Where Political Looters And Paedophiles Escape And Rioters Are Made To PayNICHOLAS Robinson was handed a 6 months’ prison sentence for rioting. He admitted to being “ashamed of his actions“. The water retails at £3.50. Anderson Fernandes, 21, stole two scoops of ice-cream in a cone and handling a stolen vacuum cleaner. He was given a 16-months prison sentence.

Around that time, Lord Hanningfield was relieved from prison, where he served 9 week of a 9 months sentence for nicking £14,000 in a a fraudulent parliamentary expenses. Says Hanningfield: “I did nothing wrong.”

This kind of thing is rife (do write in with your own examples or money in low places):

That’s Rich:

COUNCIL chief executive Steve Robinson received an extra £13,000 for acting as returning officer at last year’s General Election, despite a fiasco which saw voters denied their right to vote… The council’s accounts show Mr Robinson’s benefits in kind, including his car allowance, rose from £1,000 to £2,000 last year and his employer’s pension contribution rose from £37,000 to £40,000 resulting in an overall £17,000 rise in his financial package of £235,000 compared to the previous year. - Ellesmere Port Pioneer

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Posted: 17th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Scarlett, The MI6, Dodgy Dossiers, The Times And Statoi Oil In Iraq: How Power Works

7694051 John Scarlett, The MI6, Dodgy Dossiers, The Times And Statoi Oil In Iraq: How Power WorksSIR John Mcleod Scarlett is on the board of Times Newspapers Ltd, part of News International. He’s held the post since January. Before that he was Director General of the British Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – and chair of the Cabinet Office Joint Intelligence Committee.

He drew up the dodgy dossier of September 2002. In 2009, the spy told the Iraq war inquiry that the dodgy dossier that suggested that Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction could be unleashed within 45 minutes was produced with “no conscious intention” to mislead Westminster and the people:

“There was absolutely no conscious intention to manipulate the language or to obfuscate or to create a misunderstanding as to what this might refer to.”

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Posted: 15th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osborne Proves Hanging About With Drugs-Dealing Prostitutes Does Not Harm Your Career

rowe osborne George Osborne Proves Hanging About With Drugs Dealing Prostitutes Does Not Harm Your CareerABC has new on phone hacking, George Osborne and a prostitute. Rachael Brown writes:

Of all the mysteries surrounding the British phone hacking scandal, it is the claims from a dominatrix linking Britain’s now chancellor George Osborne to drug use, prostitution and political subterfuge that may be the most intriguing.

Where is the News of The World when you need it, eh?

Mr Osborne, 41, is a close friend of prime minister David Cameron from university and is currently Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer. He lives next door to Mr Cameron at 11 Downing Street.

You’ve got to like the “lives next door” part. It’s the well-appointed company house. Brown is over-egging her pudding. She also mentions the part that Osbourne is a former member of the Bullingdon Club, the pot-smoking, pot-tossing, rabble rousers whose graduates include shagging London Mayor Boris Johnson and reformed illegal cannabis puffer Prime Minister David Cameron.

We meet Natalie Rowe, “former madam of the Black Beauties escort agency“. She is also known as Jennifer Shackleton, “Miss Whiplash” or “Mistress Pain”.

Her boyfriend at the time was William Sinclair – a friend of Mr Osborne, and the descendent of one of the biggest landowners in the UK. The pair were members of Oxford University’s Bullingdon Club

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Posted: 12th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is The Sun Using Lion Killing David Scholey To Get Ken Clarke? Big Game Hunting With Rupert Murdoch

scholey lion Is The Sun Using Lion Killing David Scholey To Get Ken Clarke? Big Game Hunting With Rupert MurdochSIR David Scholey CBE has shot a lion dead while on a “trophy-hunting” holiday in Zambia. Sir David is a former director of the Bank of England, BT, Close Brothers, Anglo American, Vodafone, Chubb, SG Warburg, J Sainsbury, a BBC governor and a Tory Party donor.

Says he to the Sun:

“I have been hunting all over the world for many, many years and I have always hunted within the legal arrangements of the country concerned. I regard that as an entirely personal matter. All the animals I hunt are wild beasts. And I have felt threatened by them at times. The lion killed certainly wasn’t an endangered species where I was hunting it.”

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Posted: 10th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (24) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Former London Supply Teacher Spends Summer Holidays As Deputy Prime Minister Of Somalia

Mohamed Ibrahim Former London Supply Teacher Spends Summer Holidays As Deputy Prime Minister Of SomaliaSOMALIA really is the land of opportunity. Mohamed Ibrahim, 64, a support teacher at the Newman Catholic College in Brent, north London, is now the deputy prime minister of Somalia.

He leaves behind a farewell email:

“I was unexpectedly called to my country during the summer holidays at a time when the country is facing a humanitarian crisis such as drought and famine. I will always have Newman Catholic College in my heart and won’t forget the wonderful colleagues.”

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


Lembit Opik And Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk To I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

lembit Lembit Opik And Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk To Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here LEMBIT Opik will not be the Lib Dems’ candidate for the post of London Mayoral at the next election. He lost to former I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here agonist Brian Paddick. Opik, a former MP and former would-be Mr Cheeky girl, reportedly reacted to his blow by telling one and all:

“I think like every great politician you have to have some wilderness years. Nelson Mandela had them.”

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Posted: 8th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Masterclass In Deception: The EU Referendum Con

11548737 David Camerons Masterclass In Deception: The EU Referendum ConWANT to know why we don’t trust politicians and biased newspapers? Well, on September 11, 2007, The Daily Telegraph’s Toby Helm told readers:

David Cameron plans to force EU referendum – David Cameron is planning a Parliamentary ambush over the new EU treaty in an attempt to force Gordon Brown to grant the British people a referendum.

Four years on and after a general election that sees David Cameron installed as Prime Minsters, we learn:

“I want us to be influential in Europe about the things that matter to our national interest – promoting the single market, pushing forward for growth, making sure we get lower energy prices.
“Those are things we will be fighting for but I don’t see the case for an in out referendum on Europe. We are in Europe, we have got to make it work for us.”

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Posted: 8th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Colonel Moammar Gaddafi Graffiti: A Photo Gallery Of Libyan Racism And Rebellion

COLONEL Moammar Gaddafi is not dead. He says he and his forces will fight a guerilla war. Is he now the rebel? All around Tripoli and other parts of Libya no longer under his control graffiti festoons the walls. The message is simple: Gaddafi is a monkey-skinned, Nazi, rat, bald-headed Jew. Well, so says the fascists who have overthrown the nutcase. We’ve compiled a gallery of the graffiti. What’s your favourite..?

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In this Tuesday, July 5, 2011 photo, a caricature of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi seen on the wall in the rebel-held Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The graffiti, in Arabic, reads, "the people have spoken," and "dedicated to the February 7 youth." Moammar Gadhafi is loved in Libya's rebel capital _ as a subject for street artists to mock. Caricatures of the embattled Libyan leader dot walls and buildings across Benghazi in renderings that range from crude sketches to elaborate satire such as Gadhafi being knocked around by a rebel-colored boot or depicted with a Nazi swastika. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

Posted: 2nd, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why We Won The War In Libya: Gaddafi Had Neither Soldiers Nor Power

libya1 Why We Won The War In Libya: Gaddafi Had Neither Soldiers Nor PowerHOW did we win the war in Libya? Oh, yes, it was us – the West Wot Won It. Or was it the rebels? Or was Gaddafi defeated because – get this – there was nothing to defeat? His regime was knackered.

Bernard-Henri Lévy tells the Daily Beast:

But either the news of the arrival of foreigners travels fast, or the excitement of the chebabs escorting us, who are also shooting bi-tube rounds in our honor, attracts attention; people start flooding into the square, more and more of them, brandishing their weapons toward the sky and joining in the scene. I improvise a few words: “A great day…the beauty of the liberation of a city by its own…images of the liberation of Paris…Libya in your hands…no exactions, nor vengeance….”

The young people cry “Allah Akbar”—I reply, “Libya Hora.”

They cheer for France, I salute the Libyan spring…

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Posted: 30th, August 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Belgian Mayor Of Aalst Filmed Having Sex On A Tower

Ilse Uyttersprot Belgian Mayor Of Aalst Filmed Having Sex On A TowerON a clear day you can see Ilse Uyttersprot, the Mayor of Aalst, Belgium getting euro-zoned on top of a tower with her fiance.

Factoids:

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Posted: 30th, August 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michele Bachmann Will Save America With Prayers For Wet White People (Video)

bachmann white Michele Bachmann Will Save America With Prayers For Wet White People (Video)MICHELE Bachmann begins her address:

Who likes White People?

Or did she say:

Who likes Wet People?

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


News In Photos: Nicki Minaj’s Mask, Nuon Chea’s Trial And Metal Detecting With Hurricane Irene

THE News in photos – what you might have missed…in photos:

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, and USA''s Greg Nixon compete in the Men's 400m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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