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BBC disapproves of Boris Johnson’s sex life but not Bill Wyman’s

Boris Johnson

A FUNNY thing happened at the BBC.  When Boris Johnson was interviewed by Eddie Mair on the Andrew Marr show, the subject of the London mayor’s love life came up. Mair wondered if Johnson had lied about having an extra-marital …

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


The Sun is dazed and confused about Boris Johnson’s scooter prang

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DOES the Sun like Boris Johnson, the charismatic London mayor? Not much. But at least it could be consistent. In “BoJo boo-boo“, the Sun’s editorial mentions the story of how Boris – “hardly ever off the telly” – …

Posted: 28th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ford Figo advert shows Berlusconi kidnapping three women for a Bunga Bunga Party

ford figo berlusconi indiaTHIS Ford Figo* advert in India shows Silvio Berlusconi and 3 ladies on their way to a Bunga Bunga party. Is Silvo kidnapping them? Can Silvio only get women to sleep with him if he ties them up first? Who’s …

Posted: 25th, March 2013 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama’s tree for Israel gets pest tested

US Obama Mideast Israel

HOW did Obama’s trip to Israel go? Well, he never called it the Holy Land (a pet hate – a term that often used on the BBC). Firts there was the tree planting:

“Tree gifted by President Obama to Israel

Posted: 22nd, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osborne wants house prices to remain in a bubble

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THERE are bad budgets and then there are bad budgets. And this one is a true stinker in at least one respect. Osborne’s decided to try and pump up house prices. The simpleton fool:

A state-backed mortgage guarantee scheme

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Huhne given two fingers in prison

Chris Huhne in prison

CHRIS Huhne is in prison. He’s been as newsworthy inside than he was outside. To date we have been told:

March 13:

The Sun: “DISGRACED Chris Huhne gets used to life on the inside as his girlfriend Carina Trimingham …

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blame the system not the journalist for the Evening Standard’s Budget leak

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READERS of the London Evening Standard knew what was in the Chancellor’s Budget before George Osborne had adressed Parliament.

Editor Sarah Sands made a statement:

“An investigation is immediately underway into how this front page was made public and the

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


White House petition asks politicians to wear sponsors’ logos like in Nascar and F1

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WHO funds your MP or Senator? The debate on Press Regulation is peppered with accusations that the politicians are in the pockets of big media and institutions. Should allegiances be declared in the manner of football kit advertising, or the …

Posted: 20th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Republican who voted no to legalised weed found in possession of little green bag

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SMELL that? A Republican who says marijuana should remain illegal causes a stink:

Assemblyman Steve Katz, a 59-year-old Republican who voted no last year on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, had been traveling 80 mph on I-87 through Coeymans,

Posted: 18th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If Lord Ahmed is a pariah why doesn’t the Labour Party kick out more members for alleged anti-Semitism?

THE Labour Party has suspended their Lord Ahmed for his alleged comments that a Jewish conspiracy lurked behind his imprisonment for driving offences in which a man was killed. Says Labour:

“The Labour Party deplores and does not tolerate any

Posted: 14th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick Clegg won’t be visiting his friend Chris Huhne in prison

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NICK Clegg will not be meeting Chris Huhne in prison. In some parallel universe this man in the Deputy Prime Minister. He’s just there to make David Cameron look much, much better, isn’t he?

Posted: 14th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politician Skull Reaper A-ji refuses to remove his mask in council chambers

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THAT you Kendo Nagasaki in the Japanese city of Oita? Maybe? The man in the mask says he’s Skull Reaper A-ji. He’s been elected to thr city’ council.

But Skull Reaper A-ji has been banned from wearing his mask …

Posted: 14th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour peer Lord Ahmed blames the Jews for his imprisonment

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LORD Ahmed is a Labour peer. In all likelihood, he will be expelled from the Labour Party if the following proves to be true. The Times leads with “Muslim peer blames Jewish conspiracy for jailing him”. The Times makes Ahmed’s …

Posted: 14th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


San Francisco elects Kermit the Frog as District Attorney

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IN 2012, Kermit the Frog was sworn in as San Francisco’s District Attorney. Operating under the pseudonym George Gascón, Kermit is talking about California’s three-strikes sentencing law, school truants and safety. 

Spotter: b3ta

Posted: 13th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Huhne tells his wife he understands her as Vicky Pryce laughs her way to prison

Vicky Pryce trial

CHRIS Huhne, the former Liberal Democrat Cabinet Minister, and ex-wife Vicky Pryce perverted the course of justice. Their lies earned theme each eight months prison.

Huhne, 58, will kick off his tour at HMP Wandsworth in South London. Pryce, 60, …

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


Julia Gillard’s creepy good luck message to tabloid The Sydney Morning Herald

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CREEPING, much? The relationship between the powerful and the media them is tight in Australia. The country’s PM Julia Gillard has a few words to say on the new tabloid-sized The Sydney Morning Herald:

For generations, for the people of

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


Senator Chuck Schumer and Paris Hilton are stuck in a lift

Democratic Convention

IF it works for Paris Hilton and Premier League footballers (although they’ve moved on to massive headphones), it’ll do for Senator Chuck Schumer, who has taken to holding imaginary conversations to dodge the media:

Politico says Schumer (D-N.Y.) “is well

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


Hugo Chavez funeral photos: a charismatic bigot who knew his crowd

HUGO Chávez has been lying in state in an open casket in Caracas. The poor looked on and in. Many wept. Elsewhere many wondered what next for the Axis of Diesel, the bond that links Venezuela to Iran, Cuba and …

Posted: 9th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gun drawn in Jordan’s parliament (Video)

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SCRAPS in overseas parliaments are much, much better than the ones we have in England. You see politicians knocking each other out, jumping on desks and shouting ’til their veins burst. In the Commons, you just get a bunch of …

Posted: 8th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Rand drones on for 13 hours to stop King Obama

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THE homepage of the BBC website has no mention of Republican US senator Paul Rand’s momentous filibuster. It’s buried on the Us section. Rand spoke for 13 hours to delay the nomination of White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan to …

Posted: 7th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sock puppets: How the European Union spends your money

A GREAT little report out from the IEA today. No, I’m not saying so because I wrote it: I didn’t. But it shows quite how the EU spends some of that vast river of cash we send it each year

Posted: 7th, March 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Barack Obama would stomp on the 6th amendment

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IS Barack Obama a dictator? No, of course he isn’t. But would he like to be one? As he said:

“I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States.”

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


Rest In Power, Comandante! Thoughts on the death of Hugo Chavez

Argentina Chavez

CANCER gave Venezuela a bloodless coup when it claimed the life of Hugo Chavez, the country’s President.

Sean Penn liked him:

“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around

Posted: 6th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died, presumed poisoned by parrot

hugo chavez

VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chávez has died. He had cancer. Or as Vice President Nicolas Maduro put it, he had poison, administered by “enemies of the fatherland”. He’s waiting for “scientific proof” that Mr Chávez was poisoned.…

Posted: 5th, March 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0