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Views on Obama’s Gut-free Syria mission: Help Kickstart World War III and get with change

VIEWS on Obama’s moves on Syria:


Charles Pierce :

“The Gut is a perversion of the notion of an activist president. Active does not mean reflexive. Being an activist does not imply thoughtlessness. Thinking is an activity. Considering all the

Posted: 11th, September 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who did vote for Julian Assange in the Australian elections?

A placard showing WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange is set up as voters line up to fill in their ballots at a polling booth at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Australians are voting in a national election that pits a ruling party marred by infighting and a much-maligned carbon tax against a conservative opposition led by a man who has never been particularly popular and has long been polarizing. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SO. Who did vote for Julian Assange in Australian elections?

As we were told:

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, would stand a good chance of securing a Senate seat, most likely at the expense of the Greens, a new poll

Posted: 11th, September 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snoozenight: Newsnight editor says Rachel Reeves is boring – viewers delighted

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves talks to employees at Manthorpe Engineering near Ripley, Derbyshire today .  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Monday 31stOctober 2011. Picture credit David Jones/PA

NEWSNIGHT editor Ian Katz tweeted that Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is not good telly, even at 11pm when viewers are tying to clear their mind for sleep. Any

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Posted: 10th, September 2013 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Kerry is Adrian Mole: bombing Syria is an ‘unbelievably small’ non-war – more like a conflict

JOHN Kerry says any attack on Syria wold not be a war. It would be an “unbelievably small” war. Tiny. Hell, it wold be a non-war. It would be a conflict, like the Falklands. Or a row. Not even that.

Posted: 10th, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Syria: John Kerry blunders into a win for Russia and Obama

US Secretary of State John Kerry touches his head during a joint press conference in London with Foreign Secretary William Hague after they had talks at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the ongoing situation in Syria.

JOHN Kerry, the man whose gravitas is found almost entirely in his hair and ‘thinking face’,  had a thought about Syria.

Asked if there were steps the Syrian president could take to avert an American-led attack, Mr. Kerry said,

Posted: 10th, September 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politicians are just too damn cheap to bribe, hire and lobby

A LITTLE story from across the pond explaining why people bother to bribe and lobby politicians (to the extent that there is actually and difference between the two acts).

So, there’s one of these nutty green things that petrol refineries

Posted: 4th, September 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australia’s Sarah Palin steps down after saying ‘Islam’ is a country

Stephanie Bannister

ONE thing you can say about a lot of xenophobes is that they tend to be quite stupid. One Australian election candidate lived up to that notion, saying on TV that she thought Islam is a country.

Unsurprisingly, she’s stepped

Posted: 4th, September 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MP Mary McLeod entirely misunderstands the gender pay gap shocker!

mary_macleod pay MARY Macleod MP has just shown that she’s got absolutely no clue at all about the gender pay gap :

“The gender pay gap should not exist. But it does, as we were reminded today by the Chartered Management Institute

Posted: 4th, September 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Syria: Al-Thawra newspaper nails Obama’s ‘historic American retreat’

SYRIA’S Al-Thawra newspaper says Barack Obama has a “sense of implicit defeat and the disappearances of his allies “.

And then it nails him:

“Whether the Congress lights the red or green light for an aggression, and whether the prospects

Posted: 1st, September 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Syria fail: Defence Minister Philip Hammond wants to end chemical attacks from Saddam Hussein

HERE’S Defence Minister  Philip Hammond on Newsnight , talking about stopping further chemical attacks from Saddam Hussein.

High time we dug

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Posted: 30th, August 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Marriage? Republican Senator says gays create poverty and violence

Bill Sharer NEW MEXICO state Sen. William Sharer (rep.) writes on his  blog:

“Procreation through the natural acts of men and women is the unique aspect of marriage.”

He explains that he’s not anti-gay; he’s just pro-straight:

“If we wanted to purposefully

Posted: 29th, August 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russian athlete defends anti-gay laws

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

RUSSIA’S anti-gay laws are, clearly, bloody  preposterous . Quite why Putin & Co would be so worried about who-fancies-who is beyond any logic or reason. Making the whole thing weirder and worse

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Posted: 17th, August 2013 | In: Politicians, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How newspapers work: David Cameron’s family holiday in The Guardian

HOW newspaper editorial meetings work: you just cover all angles and publish everything to fit your agenda:

The Guardian editorial, July 26, 2013 :

There is no public right to know where the Camerons, the Cleggs or the Milibands are

Posted: 7th, August 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sydney Leathers Tweet and tell: 10 ways to get Anthony Weiner to send you a signed picture of his dick

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EVER wondered how to get inside Hillary Clinton’s knickers? Or how about sex with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Fancy a bunk up with Tony Blair but never managed to pluck up the courage? Well, help is at hand. Sydney Leathers, recipient of

Posted: 6th, August 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


M’Lords are now referring to each other by their twitter names in Parliament

M’LORDS are now referring to each other by their twitter names:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston (Conservative)
My Lords… the noble Baroness, Lady Basildon, has given notice that she wishes to debate this order again today, so it may be helpful

Posted: 6th, August 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama threatens a repeat of Trayvon Martin, Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian

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BARACK Obama says that race relations are going to get worse in America unless…  The White House Dossier  reports:

President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports

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Posted: 1st, August 2013 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Theresa May has diabetes – the Mail says that’s ‘shocking’

WHAT could be the matter with Home Secretary Theresa May? Whatever it is, it sounds terrible. The Mail on Sunday leads with:

“THERESA MAY: MY SHOCKING ILLNESS!””

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Bad news for her. We wish her well. But is diabetes  all that

Posted: 28th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eight-metre tall naked man pissing in a river makes waves in Sweden

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FINALLY, Charles Clarke, the former Labour Home Secretary, has been honoured

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Posted: 27th, July 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Before A. Weiner stood for office there was Bill Boner and Harry Baals

ANTHONY Weiner shows people his penis on twitter. A Weiner wants to be mayor of New York City. You might laugh at the nominative determinism. We did.  But what about others who dared to dick around in office?

Bill Boner

Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama is no Trayvon Martin – he’s a hypocritcal version of George Zimmerman

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BARACK Obama says he is Trayvon Martin, the black unarmed teenager killed by a “white hispanic” vigilante.  A Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Martin. Now Obama , who said that the dead youth could have been

Posted: 20th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Political memories: Hang Nelson Mandela before it’s too late (and Saddam Hussein was a ‘friendly’ guy)

AS the mawkish and ghoulish media hover around Nelson Mandela’s hospital bed, we look back to when the aged ANC leader was not South Africa’s number one tourist attraction.

This poster was distributed by Britain’s Federation of Conservative Students during

Posted: 19th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Austin Mitchell’s tax rate is lower than that of the Prince of Wales

AUSTIN Mitchell’s Tax Rate Is Lower Than That Of The Prince Of Wales….

A fact which makes his comments in the Commons yesterday really rather interesting.

Mitchell announced that the Prince of

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Posted: 18th, July 2013 | In: Money, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Conservatives admit policy on single mothers is just mindless filler

WHAT does the Conservative Party have to say about single mums? On the Conservatives.com website, there are many words on single mums, but

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Posted: 16th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 22 most unusual names in American political history

THE 22 most unusual, suggestive and bizarre names in American political

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Posted: 11th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irish Senator Terry Leyden says Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were ‘good Christians’

FIANNA Fail Senator Terry Leyden tells the Senead that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were “good Christians“:

FIANNA Fail Senator Terry Leyden tells the Senead that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were good Christians “.

And they were in favour of a

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Posted: 10th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0