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In photos: Kenya predicts Obama to win the US Election

IT’S all kicking off in Donald Trump’s spiritual homeland. That’s Kenya, folks. (Read more about our favourite charity – You Can’t Help Laughing Kenya.) Barack Obama also has roots and relatives in Kenya. This is how they and their countrymen are marking the US Presidential election:

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Posted: 5th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


1975: Ronald Reagan’s pet mouse threatens Presidential bid

WHAT’S that in Barack Obama’s pocket? Is Mitt Romney’s jacket twitching? On November 23, 1975, The National News Extra spotted something nasty in Ronald Reagan’s jacket pocket.

The magazine trilled:

“Everywhere that Ronnie goes, Squeaky is sure to follow. Squeaky should; the disgusting creature ride around in Reagan’s pocket and scares the hell out of little old broads.”

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Posted: 4th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comment


Mitt Romney’s related (by marriage) to Preston North End’s Deepdale Duck

FACT: Mitt Romney’s fourth cousin twice removed is Maria Nash, 32. Her husband, Simon Nash, earns a living as Deepdale Duck, the mascot of Preston North End Football Club.

True enough, Simon Nash is seven degrees separated from Mitt Ronmey, and may be more closely related to Kevin Bacon. But Kevin Bacon never was much of a football mascot.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2012 | In: Politicians, Sports | Comment


Mitt Romney has been sent by God

I HAD a dream. I had a dream that Mitt Romney was elected President of the USA of A.  Pentecostal  Charisma has published records of such divine visions. (Once upon a time, Barack Obama was the Messiah.)

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Posted: 2nd, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (12)


Obama vs Romney: Cassetteboy reveiws The Final Debate

OBAMA vs Romney. Cassetteboy has reproduced The Final Debate. If you kept popping in and out of the room, this is what you might have seen and heard:

Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Mitt Romney explains his apocalyptic vision: Jerusalem and Missouri win

MITT Romney explains his religious beliefs:

“For a thousand years the world will be ruled from two places: Jerusalem and Missouri.”

But first all the Jews of the world have to mass in Israel to be killed:

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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (5)


Philippines mayor offers reward to anyone who can decapitate suspected car thief

YOU want them to be tough on crime? You can’t handle it. To Davao, Philippines,  where Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants Ryan Yu arrested. Killed. Decapitated. His head delivered on ice.

“Make your choice. Either you want to earn 2 million, or you want to earn 4 million, or if you want to be morbid about it – bring the head of Ryan Yu to me and I will add 1 million,” he said.

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Posted: 28th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Found: Barack Obama’s Kenyan village idiot

MITT Romney’s biggest problem is his supporters. Kenya believe it?!

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Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (6)


Tony Blair refuses to pay student teacher intern

TONY Blair has been using interns at his mega-millions empire of peace-thru-banking. On the website Graduate Frog, we learn of a graduate who scored a three-month internship at Tony Blair’s private office. Good news. Tone opens doors. But the graduate would be required to work unpaid for five days a week. He could do four but not five. Working five days would mean the graduate forgoing his part-time job as a teaching assistant.

Tony Blair’s office told him via email:

“Sorry…the role has now been filled by someone who was available for the full 5 days.”

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Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


This letter says BBC tried to gag Question Time panel on Jimmy Savile Newsnight story

JULIA Ockenden is Head of Public Affairs at the BBC. She wrote a letter to Tory chairman Grant Shapps. The BBC wanted the Newsnight story squashed. She says the “notion that internal pressure was applied [to canning Newsnight’s investigation into Savile’s sex abuse] is a malicious rumour…” Schapps should not discuss such untruth on the BBC’s Question Time. And nor should Michael Green:

Spotter: Mail

Posted: 25th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Why is Barroso lying to us about the Robin Hood Tax?

A CERTAIN Mr. Barroso tells us today that the Robin Hood Tax is a really wonderful idea:

Mr Barroso said the legal requirements and conditions had been met and he did not believe the tax would undermine the single market if it were imposed across limited parts of the European Union. “I am delighted to see that 10 member states have indicated their willingness to participate in a common financial transaction tax,” he said. “This tax can raise billions of euros of much-needed revenue for member states in these difficult times.”

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment


For sale: Magaret Thatcher’s Northern Ireland battle bus (photos)

WANT to swan about like Margaret Thatcher? Well, if you’ve £10m to spare, you can. Runs the blurb:

Armoured coach ex Margret thatcher northern ireland 38 ton monster…10 MILLION is on the steep side were really open to offers,whats it worth,depends whose shooting at you i guess. would trade against something interesting.

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


Chris Matthews shuts down the Obama debate

TV nodding Chris Matthews browse the political thinkers for a view.  On lad tells him he will be voting for Romney because “he doesn’t cover up scandals in the Middle East”.

Matthews, who has invited the voter to speak, then harasses him: “What was the scandal? Get to it, nail it, what was the scandal?”

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


The best placards from the TUC anti-austerity march

AT yesterday’s TUC march, aside from watching Ed Miliband’s train face, the eyes were on the placards. Could they be funny?

tuc-placard-plebs

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Posted: 21st, October 2012 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment (1)


Ed Miliband shows train strain at TUC anti-austerity march (photos)

ED Miliband tell the TUC faithful massed in London for an anti-austerity protest that David Cameron is “clueless“. He added:

“They [Tories] leave young people out of work while the bonuses at the banks carry on. They even have a Chancellor of the Exchequer who tries to travel first class on a standard class ticket. It’s one rule for those at the top and another rule for everybody else: everybody like you who plays their part and does the right thing.”

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Posted: 20th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Revealed: Sir George Young’s application form for job of Tory Chief Whip

SIR George Young is the Tory Party’s new Chief Whip. He replaces Andrew Mitchell, who resigned for swearing at police guarding Downing Street. What are Young’s credentials for the post? We’ve seen his application form:

Q. Do you own a bicycle?
A. Yes, I am the “bicycling baronet”.

Q. Are you a toff?
A. I went to Eton?

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Posted: 20th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Can George Osborne blame Jimmy Savile for his train debacle?

CAN George Osborne blame Jimmy Savile, the late BBC presenter for leading him astray?

Posted: 19th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


George Osborne tries to bunk First Class train fare on Virgin service

GEORGE Osborne’s little PR disaster. Grab a Gregg’s pastry and listen up:

Chancellor George Osborne did travel in first class on a standard class ticket today, Virgin Trains told ITV News. But Jim Rowe, a Virgin Trains spokesman, said Mr Osborne had no direct communication with Virgin Trains staff.

An officer from the Metropolitan Police, escorting the Chancellor, alerted the train manager in advance that Mr Osborne did not have the correct ticket, Mr Rowe said. Once on the train, the train manager informed the police officer that the Chancellor would have to pay an upgrade fare, a request which Mr Osborne’s aide initially refused.

But after asking for a second time, the Chancellor’s aide agreed that the extra £160 would indeed be paid.

Paying upfront is for plebs.

The story is, of course, all about class. You can’t blame Osborne for wanting a table and some privacy to help him work. Class. The word hangs like a dark cloud over the Tory Cabinet…







Posted: 19th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (7)


Ann Romney trounces Michelle Obama in First Lady Debate

WHO won the Presidential First Lady debate – you know, the one between Michelle Obama and Ann Romney?

Posted: 19th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (33)


Stacey Dash and Eva Longoria open up the empty heart of US politics

STACEY Dash (Clueless, The Cosby Show  (2 episodes) and Single Ladies) says we should vote for Mitt Romney.

Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Arthur Christmas and Beverly Hills 90210 (1 episode)) says we should vote for Barack Obama.

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Posted: 19th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment (1)


Nick Griffin tweets home address of victimised gay couple: a twitter hunt follows

MICHAEL Black, 64, and his partner John Morgan, 59, are £3,600 better off (£1,800 each). When Christian Susanne Wilkinson refused to let them stay in a double bed at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, she was breaking the law.

She said she was sticking up for her religious beliefs.

The couple had a reservation and paid a deposit. That was March 2010.

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Posted: 18th, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (6)


The contract between teams for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney which covers Presidential debates

THIS is the contract between teams  for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney which covers Presidential debates:

THE CONTRACT

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Posted: 17th, October 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Che Guevara at the Brand Licensing Europe trade show in Olympia, London

TO the Brand Licensing Europe trade show in Olympia, London. Che Guevara, as recorded in Alberto Korda’s image, is attracting bids…

Spotter: Andy Riley

 

Posted: 17th, October 2012 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment (1)


Snoop Dogg’s 10 reasons he isn’t voting for Mitt Romney

THIS settles the US election: Snoop Dogg’s 10 reasons he isn’t voting for Mitt Romney. Game over:

Posted: 16th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Press TV: EU bans Iran’s funniest broadcaster

PRESS TV has gone. EU sanctions against Iran have resulted in the death of Press TV.

Press TV is upset:

It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares no efforts to silence the voice of alternative media outlets.

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Posted: 16th, October 2012 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment