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Mayor balanced strawberry on manhood in unwelcome photo

TO South Africa, where Jonas Whitemayor of Cederberg municipality, is accused of sending unseemly photographs to his deputy, Lorna Scheepers. The  pick of the bunch is an alleged shot of his erect penis coasted in cream and decorated with a strawberry.


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Posted: 22nd, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

George Galloway wasn’t misled into speaking to Eylon Aslan-Levy: he just never did his research

THEY’RE laughing at your, George Galloway. They’re laughing at you.

At Christ Church College’s Blue Boar lecture theatre at Oxford University, the Respect party MP tells 21-year-old student Eylon Aslan-Levy: “I don’t debate with Israelis.”

Mr Galloway had already given his speech. For ten minutes he gave his viewpoint.

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Joe Biden fail: ‘Fire a shotgun twice into the air to save yourself from attack’

GUNS in America: Joe Biden seems confused. At an event hosted by Parents Magazine,Biden was asked if banning assault guns would not just mean villains had the advantage, after all if they’re breaking the law they might have an illegal weapons. He answered:

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun. You don’t need an AR-15.”

Guns are good, says Joe. But he’ll choose which ones you can use.

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Posted: 20th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Man jailed for commenting on Robert Mugabe’s genitals

TO Zimbabwe, where Clemence Zikhali has been convicted of making derogatory remarks about Mugabe’s private parts.

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Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

How Ted Nugent dodged the draft: he ‘bleeds red, white, blue and liberty’ because others do the fighting

TED Nugent is neither dead nor jailed. He makes the pledge then he break the pledge. The self-styled black Jew is a big fan of the National Rifle Association. He is all for protecting hard-won American freedoms. Nugent is a board member of the NRA. The 64-year-old rocker who once told the president to “suck on my machine gun”. Nugent went along to Obama’s State of the Unions address on Tuesday evening.

In a commercial for his Discovery Channel television show, Ted Nugent’s Gun Country, the man of liberty declared:

“I bleed red, white, blue and liberty. And nothing says liberty more than the right to bear arms. Guns built this country and good men with guns made it the American dream. This is a look into the world of guns and America’s obsession with guns through the eyes of the biggest gun nut of all: me.”

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Posted: 13th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment (1)

Bribes and gifts to China’s officials account for 50% of luxury watch sales

WHO buys those luxury goods in China. No, not the knock off tut. The real deals. Osnos at the New Yorker spots a link:

[T]he luxury watch business enjoyed a banner year in 2011, growing forty per cent. But then China’s anti-corruption campaign began, and by September, Bo Xilai was in handcuffs, and watch exports to China suffered a devastating blow—down 27.5 per cent compared to a year earlier, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. ChinaDaily quoted an industry consultant saying the anti-corruption drive “hurts the luxury watch business a lot.”

It’s not just watches. In 2009, the industry experts estimated that gifts to government officials made up nearly fifty per cent of all of China’s luxury sales.

He knows the time is up…

Posted: 12th, February 2013 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment

Labour and LibDem peers gang up to amend the Defamation Bill: Psmith Journalist shines light on our hideous libel laws

LIBEL laws in the UK are ridiculous. They’ve been so for eons. In is work Psmith Journalist,  P. G. Wodehouse has Comrade Psmith note:

In the first place, we know that there must be some one at the bottom of the business. Secondly, as there appears to be no law of libel whatsoever in this great and free country, we shall be enabled to haul up our slacks with a considerable absence of restraint…

“You may leave it to me, Comrade Windsor. I am no hardened old journalist, I fear, but I have certain qualifications for the post. A young man once called at the office of a certain newspaper, and asked for a job. ‘Have you any special line?’ asked the editor. ‘Yes,’ said the bright lad, ‘I am rather good at invective.’ ‘Any special kind of invective?’ queried the man up top. ‘No,’ replied our hero, ‘just general invective.’ Such is my own case, Comrade Windsor. I am a very fair purveyor of good, general invective… Taking full advantage of the benevolent laws of this country governing libel, I fancy I will produce a screed which will make this anonymous lessee feel as if he had inadvertently seated himself upon a tin-tack…”

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Posted: 9th, February 2013 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Mike Freer is a hero of the free

MIKE Freer is Conservative member for Finchley and Golders Green. He gets it. He understands that debating gay marriage and gay rights is an ugly business. The suits debate your freedoms, what is it you are allowed to do with your life. Who gave them the right? Who put them in charge of right and wrong?

Who would chose to be gay – and some still call it a lifestyle choice – and have your life become a matter of public debate? Who would want to be set apart as a special case, something different and questionable?

Vote now for equality. The idea that you have to even vote for it is abhorrent:

Posted: 8th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Those Chris Huhne-Vicky Pryce Tapes – a reality TV show beckons

CHRIS Huhne and Vicky Pryce are on the phone. The text messages with his son are over here. The Huhne family need to regroup and agree to do a reality TV show:

Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

David Beckham, Jimmy Savile, Ronnie Irani, Maggie Thatcher and Jeffrey Archer: the five biggest charity boasters

THEY do a lot of work for charity, and they DO like to mention it!

When it comes to self-promotion you have to hand it to him. Transfer deadline day arrives and instead of talking about a 22-year-old Brazilian or Portuguese hotshot on his way to Chelsea or Manchester to City, the media is frothing with excitement over a 37-year-old former international whose main purpose these days is to sell merchandise with his name on.

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Politicians, Sports | Comment

Barack Obama bites Chris Rock in the ass

CHRIS Rock has been speaking truth to power:

Chris Rock, March 2007:

“It’s [the USA] ready for a retarded president, why wouldn’t it be ready for an African American president?”

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comments (2)

John Redwood Does Sarcasm

JOHN Redwood can be sarcastic:

The top 1% took home 11.2% of the nation’s net income under unequal Labour in 2009-10, and a much lower 7% this year under the much more equal Coalition. This fall goes all the way down through the top half of earners. The top 50% received  75% of total net income in 2009-10, and only 60% this year. Meanwhile the bottom half receives a bigger share of the income than at any time this century.

All those who wanted a more equal society should rejoice. Indeed, they should be voting for Coalition parties out of gratitude. The Coalition has done something Labour was quite unable to do during its period in office, when the UK became less equal.

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Posted: 6th, February 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (2)

Ron Paul explains why he never made it to the White House: no such thing as a just war

ANY idea why Ron Paul never made it to the White House? The former Congressman has made a diplomatic and weighty speech on Chris Kyle, the prolific US Navy Seal sniper who was shot dead, allegedly murdered, in Texas:

As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences. A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies. -REP

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Peter’s Huhne’s texts to his dad Chris Huhne, an autistic piece of s**t’

CHRIS Huhne is making a lot of people feel a lot better about life. Few things are more rewarding than watching a liar undone. Especially if you’re LibDem MP Chris Huhne’s wife and son.

The now ex-wife, Vicky Price, exposed her husband’s lying to get revenge for his affair.

And then there’s the son, Peter Huhne, who when aged 18, was unimpressed by dad’s relationship with Carina Trimingham. He told dad to “f*** off”.

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad goes looking for gays in space

HAS Iran run out of monkeys to fire into space? News is that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ready and willing to be the first Iranian to orbit the Earth in space. As he says:

“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists. Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”

To say nothing of reading textbooks of what the Russians did in the 1960s.

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Posted: 4th, February 2013 | In: Politicians, Technology | Comment

Most of ‘proper’ Chris Huhne’s monumental lies in one video

CHRIS Huhne is a liar. He lied about a speeding fine in March 2003. He lied and he lied and he lied. So. Now the former energy secretary -a keen fan of wind power – he’s stepping down as the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh:

“I have pleaded guilty today, I am unable to say more while there is an outstanding trial but having taken responsibility for something which happened 10 years ago the only proper course of action is now to resign my seat in Parliament, which I will do very shortly.”

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Posted: 4th, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Is Obama’s skeet shooting photo a fake?

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Posted: 3rd, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)

Al Gore mistakes Qatar for Bahrain and oil for Current TV (video)

YOU are not alone in thinking oil-hating Al Gore a monumental,.greedy hypocrite for making $100m form the sale of his Current TV to oil-rich Qatar. Others have noticed. This is selection of interviews of Al flogging his latest book.

Al Gore’s appearance on the David Letterman show features the question:

“You, Al Gore, are doing business with a country that’s enabling your ultimate foe of climate change”

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Posted: 1st, February 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Gay marriage fail: Paul Clement channels Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin

ON gay marriage:

“I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers” –Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, September 13th, 2008.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the institution of marriage was a direct response to the unique tendency of opposite-sex relationships to produce unplanned and unintended offspring … Only opposite-sex relationships have the tendency to produce children without such advance planning (indeed, especially without advance planning),” – Paul Clement, January 22, 2013, who wants civil marriage just for heterosexuals.

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Posted: 31st, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Nominative determinism: Martin M. Looney on guns

NOMINATIVE determinism:  The Senate Majority Leader, co-chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, is called Martin M. Looney.

Takes one to know one…

Posted: 30th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Guantamo Bay: The only person Obama released was Special Envoy Daniel Freed

ON President Barack Obama closing Guanatanmo Bay:

 “Four years ago, Barack Obama’s first act as President was an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The White House created a position at State of ‘special envoy’ to Guantanamo, whose duties included reviewing the pending cases with Attorney General Eric Holder, and diplomacy with allies to place the current detainees in order to close the facility. Four years later, the only thing being closed is Special Envoy Daniel Freed’s office.”

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Posted: 29th, January 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment

MPs consider ‘Don’t Come To Britain’ advertising campaign

IMMIGRATION is still a super hot topic amongst politicians and racists. And so, in a big to discourage migrants coming to Britain, some ministers have had a rather barking idea, which involves an advertising campaign which shows how rubbish Britain is.

The campaign will reportedly be tested out in Bulgaria and Romania, and will focus on the worst aspects of British life.

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Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Photo emerges of Obama shooting shotguns for skeet

AMERICA’S attitude to guns is right under the spotlight. Barack Obama wants increased gun control. Vice-President Joe Biden agrees. And then the fudging begins. Obams says he loves all that shootin’

In a wide-ranging interview with the New Republic, President Obama tackles slew of issues ranging from gun control to football, including this little gem when asked if he’d ever fired a gun: “Up at Camp David, we do skeet-shooting all the time. Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.”

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Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Dixie’s problem with black Obama and Scotland’s monoculture

WHAT is the US South’s problem with Obama: Garry Wills wonders:

I was made aware of the odd mix of gain and loss when I went back to Atlanta to see my beloved grandmother. She told me not to hold change between my lips while groping for a pocket to put it in—“That might have been in a nigger’s mouth.” Once, when she took me to Mass, she walked out of the church when a black priest came out to celebrate. I wondered why, since she would sit and eat with a black woman who helped her with housework. “It is the dignity—I would not let him take the Lord in his hands.”

Tradition dies hard, hardest among those who cannot admit to the toll it has taken on them. That is why the worst aspects of the South are resurfacing under Obama’s presidency. It is the dignity. That a black should have not merely rights but prominence, authority, and even awe—that is what many Southerners cannot stomach. They would let him ride on the bus, or get into Ivy League schools. But he must be kept from the altar; he cannot perform the secular equivalent of taking the Lord in his hands. It is the dignity.

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Posted: 27th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment