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Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Beats Gwyneth Paltrow And Tony Blair To Al Qaeda Leadership: Acceptance Speech In Full
AND the new leader of Al-Qaeda is… (rustles envelope; looks up to cameras; smiles…)… Anthea Turner. Only joking, Anthea. TV’s sweetheart sits back down at the Holiday Inn, Slough, Ascot function room. The new leader is… Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Voice over (Graham Norton): “Mr Al-Zawahiri takes over the job from Osama bin Laden, who was forcibly retired at an EGM earlier this year.”
A heckler shouts out:
“FIX! Al-Qaeda… Al-Zawahari… It’s bloody nepotism. The elite keep the top jobs for themselves. Booo! Fix!!!”
ANTHONY Weiner, the New York politico who sent photos of his naked self and lewd texts to women and a teenager via Twitter, is a Muslim. Yep. The nice Yiddisher boy with the pants tent is a Muslim. Egads! You can be a pervert. You can be a sexual deviant? You can be a liar. You can be a man who waxes his chest. But don’t let yourself be caught being a Muslim in the Us of A! Richard Bartholomew writes:
A number of sites have noted a remarkable commentary piece that was recently pulled from the Washington Time website. Take a deep breath:
Less than a year ago, in July 2010, Huma Abedin married Jewish U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Attesting to the strength of her relationship with the Clintons, former President William J. Clinton officiated at the ceremony. Not unlike President Obama, the Clintons, as well as powerful politicos such as George Soros, are devotes of Saul Alinksy [sic] , who is considered “the founder of modern Community Organizing.” From my position, I clearly see that the actions of this group signal their socialist agenda, which includes domination of the U.S. by a Muslim ruled world.
Which begs the question of whether Huma Abedin been groomed by family and political leaders to carry this agenda forward? …Therefore we must consider that Mr. Weiner *may* have converted to Islam, because if he did not, we have to consider the unlikely, that being that Ms. Abedin has abandoned her Muslim faith, even while she still practices.
…The question that begs to be asked, however, is, has Huma been groomed to access leading political movers and shakers to advance the cause of Islam in America, including a politically positioned marriage to Congressman Anthony Weiner?
SHIRLEY Brown is a “convicted racist”. Bristol Magistrates Court found her guilty of “racially aggravated harassment“. The woman was operating as a Liberal Democrat councillor when she called Conservative councillor Jay Jethwa a “coconut“.
The Mail delivers a sympathetic piece on Brown. It spots an Asian woman saying that Brown did not deserve to be labelled a racist. The Mail says a “track record of working to help ethnic communities in Bristol stretching back decades and is an ordained Pentecostal minister“.
I am going to Sudan in July and hope to stop in England on the way. I am just hoping Mrs Thatcher is well enough to see me as I so admire her.
When told of this, the Iron Lady’s aide (billed as a Thatcher “ally” in the Guardian) was reported to have uttered:
“Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”
BARACK Obama is dead. All hail Barack Fauxama. A grinning fool called Gary Johnson was on the telly debating important things with a man who looks like Barack Obama. Well, the rent-a-Obama is black and tame – and they all look and think the same, don’t they.
Anyhow, we’re calling this as racist. We demand that Obama – the post-race President – be played by a white man and Johnson by a small yapping dog in a dress. And have the moustache in the middle break into a old dFreddie Mercury number – it helps with the gravitas of political debate…
ANGELA Merkel really, really, really likes Michelle Obama. It might be love…
ROWAN Williams say no-one believes in the coalition. There are, after all, no old books to prove its existence. And if one person needed irrefutable proof that something was right and based on truth and hard facts it is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Williams was invited to guest edit the New Statesman.He accepts. In the article headlined: “The government needs to know how afraid people are – We are being committed to radical, long-term policies for which no one voted.”
Fear. Governments and churches thrive on the stuff. Says Williams:
The political debate in the UK at the moment feels pretty stuck. An idea whose roots are firmly in a particular strand of associational socialism has been adopted enthusiastically by the Conservatives. The widespread suspicion that this has been done for opportunistic or money-saving reasons allows many to dismiss what there is of a programme for “big society” initiatives; even the term has fast become painfully stale. But we are still waiting for a full and robust account of what the left would do differently and what a left-inspired version of localism might look like…
Incidentally, this casts some light on the bafflement and indignation that the present government is facing over its proposals for reform in health and education. With remarkable speed, we are being committed to radical, long-term policies for which no one voted. At the very least, there is an understandable anxiety about what democracy means in such a context…
A democracy that would measure up to this sort of ideal – religious in its roots but not exclusive or confessional – would be one in which the central question about any policy would be: how far does it equip a person or group to engage generously and for the long term in building the resourcefulness and well-being of any other person or group, with the state seen as a “community of communities”, to use a phrase popular among syndicalists of an earlier generation?
The thing creates a media fire. Here are the pick of the comments:
“Europe needs an elected president with a democratic mandate to drive sweeping reforms and give the European Union leadership on the world stage”
ANTHONY Weiner is the married New York politico who finally recognised his own penis and underpants in the photo sent to a woman via Twitter. But lest you think he was on the pull, he explains:
“Last Friday night I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted it to Twitter I immediately took it down and said I had been hacked.”
Right now every politician from Putin to Gaddafi is wondering if a hacker can flash their penis around the globe. Silvio Berlsuconi is rumoured to be opening multiple Twitter account as we write.
Weiner origanally said:
With the media watching, Weiner says he also exchanged “messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women”.These are Weiner’s Weimen:
David Cameron commissioned a report, which was prepared by Reg Bailey, the chief executive of the Christian charity Mothers’ Union. The report says “sexualised and gender stereotyped clothing, products and services for children are the biggest concerns for parents and many non-commercial organisations“.
If Cameron ever needed a cause to win votes and mums, he just found it. And – yep – that is David Cameron who writes for the Sun, that champion of topless stunnas and shag ‘n’ tells. Will that paper be placed out of the reach of tiny hands?
IT’S game on in the Barack Obama v Sarah Palin Stoopid Off. The contest is simple: each hopeful to win the next Presidential election tries to do or say something so stoopid that the rest of the world forgets about America’s bombs, hypocrisy and greed and just laughs it up.
Following Obama’s toast of toast, turning his car into a see-saw and dating a book in London “2008“, Sarah Palin steps up. Palin thinks it’s a good time to tell one and all about Paul Revere. You know, the one who invented the kiss curl…
JOHN Edwards – the two-faced shagger who while a Democratic Vice-President nominee had sex and a child with a campaign staffer named Rielle Hunter (his wife was suffering from teminal cancer at the time) – has been formally charged with six counts over the cover-up.
You might have spotted Hunter in the hideous photshoot she did for GQ – the one in which she showed a lot of leg and and cradled Edwards’ love child, one Frances Quinn.
You might have spotted those private photos of Edwards and his wife renewing their vows – photos that just happened to have been obtained by the medi\ at the same time he was heading to power and shagging Hunter.
GEERT Wilders is charged with racial hate and discrimination for making comments about Islam. Wilder’s is the leader of Holland’s Party for Freedom. Is his brand of freedom, freedom to do or freedom from? Is it postive freedom or negative freedom?
Wilders is against Islam. All of it. He wants to ban the Koran in the Nertherlands. He wants to ban Islamic items of clothing. In October, 2011, he said the Koran was like Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”.
In October 2011, his trial began for “inciting hatred and discrimination” against Muslims. That trial has now come to an end. Wilders made a speech. He says freedom of expression was also on trial
These Arab revolutions need a face for the people to rally around. The massses are a collection of ones:
Tunisia: Mohamed Bouazizi (immolation)
Egypt: Khaled Said (murder by police)
Hamza al-Khateeb was 13 year old when he was snatched by Syrian police on April 29, 2011. One month later the sadists returned him to his family. The reprot is thus:
The child had spent nearly a month in the custody of Syrian security, and when they finally returned his corpse it bore the scars of brutal torture: Lacerations, bruises and burns to his feet, elbows, face and knees, consistent with the use of electric shock devices and of being whipped with cable, both techniques of torture documented by Human Rights Watch as being used in Syrian prisons during the bloody three-month crackdown on protestors.
TODAY Labour leader Ed Miliband married the lovely Justine Thornton in Langar Hall, Nottinghamshie. Their children Daniel and Samuel were there. And, er, thatw as it. Here are some photos of an awkward kiss to camera. Says Ed: “It’s hurting but tis not working…”
ANOTHER week and thus another get together for the political elite. This week’s episode is called G8 – Facebook Me, with speical guest star Mark Zuckerberg (aka G9). The cast has been in Deauville, France for the latest edition of a televised series based on Friends, This Life and The Swiss Family Robinson.
Is it for the gaffes, of which there were three good ones: the huge American car got stuck on a bump in Ireland (was that Shergar giving one last kick from the grave?); Obama dated his signature “2008”; and he carried on talking having toasted “the Queen” and triggered the band to strike up the anthem at the banquet?
IT’S Day 2 of Barack Obama’s trip to the UK. Anyone watching on the BBC will know that the special relationship is now an essential relationship, The One thinks it is 2008 – he dated his signature in a guestbook at Westminster Abbey “2008” – and has his own background music – he toasted “The Queen“, thus triggering the Scots Guards to play the national anthem, and then began quoting Shakespeare.
This, says the BBC, is not a sign that Obama is as stooopid as, say, George Bush, but the victim of a “hiccup“.
This year’s election for the U.N. Human Rights Council has, once again, produced a body that has fewer “free” countries – 21 of a total of 47 – and has more than one-third of the seats held by members of the Islamic bloc.
Among the 15 countries to win seats on the Geneva-based HRC on Friday was Congo, which joins 11 other countries ranked “not free” by the democracy advocacy group, Freedom House, based on an annual assessment of political freedoms and civil liberties…
BARACK Obama and Michelle are in the UK. The relationship is no longer “special” between the UK and the USA. It is “essential“. We get fatty food and an Air Force. They get Jamie Oliver. It’s a decent trade. The UK should not complain. London is now officially the world’s No.1 target for both home-grown and holidaying terrorists. Outside Buckingham Palace, the usual men and women in black, their faces obscured by beard and mask, taught us with militant Islam you are never alone.
BARACK Obama has been in Ireland. He took along his massive Cadillac 1. Only Irish builders can stop it… By the way: anyone seen Shergar?
BARACK Obama has been to Ireland. It’s a big day for free Ireland. After years of poverty and life ruled by the English pound, the Irish are now free to pay off their own massiove debts – albeit with loans from the, er, English…
IMOGEN Thomas, the footballer and the alleged super-injunction is, as we told you, great news for Scottish independence. A Scottish newspaper has outed the player who allegedly had dealings with Thomas and his lawyers at Schillings, and SNP head politico Alex Salmond goes on the Today programme to state that an English attempt to censure the paper would be “extremely foolish”:
“It looks to me like English law and English injunctions are increasingly impractical in the modern world.”
Metro: Tell us something about you we don’t already know.
BJ: “I like to relax by painting cheese boxes. You get Brie and Camembert in these lovely wooden boxes…I paint the whole thing white with a tube of children’s paint and I look for something to paint. The last thing I painted was a picture of one of my family in front of the Colosseum in Rome. I also like painting whisky bottles
AS Dominique Strauss-Kahn resings his post at the IMF- and Kenenth Clarke casts an eye over the vacancy and wonder if non-rape rape can be considered a perk of the job – Richard North looks at what the Frenchman leaves behind. And – yep – he really is a socialist:
Démissionné has such a lovely ring to it. With “infinite sadness” DSK feels “compelled” today to present to the Executive Board of the IMF his resignation.
He leaves behind a $441,980-a-year salary, higher than president Barack Obama’s, with the added sweetener of it being entirely tax-free. But struggling Greeks, to say nothing of the Irish and Portuguese, will be devastated to learn that the poor man also gives up the $79,120.00, paid in monthly instalments which, according to his contract, comes “… without any certification or justification by you, to enable you to maintain, in the interests of the Fund, a scale of living appropriate to your position as Managing Director”.