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Chris Stewart: Republican congressman tells of End of Times and Saudi King as ‘pawn of Lucifer’

MEET Chris Stewart, a Republican and a US congressman. He’s former Air Force pilot and a best-selling author. He used to fly the B-1B bomber. He says the USA is a “nation built upon the back of miracles“.

A July article in Roll Call (“The Newspaper of Capitol Hill”) profiles Chris Stewart, who will be a Congressman from Utah from November:

Stewart… is a conservative Republican who surprised political observers by winning Utah’s 2nd district nominating convention with more than 60 percent of the vote, thereby avoiding a primary.

…While in the USAF, he started writing, and his list of books includes a Latter Day Saints-like version of Tim LaHaye’s and Jerry B. Jenkins’ apocalyptic Christian fiction series “Left Behind,” as well as historical novels.

Stewart’s website notes that his latest book, “The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World,” was a New York Times bestseller. Conservative media personality Glenn Beck praised the book, which might explain its popularity.

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


That Chicago monument to Barack Obama and Michelle’s first kiss

AMERICA loves a landmark. So. Off we go to see the 3,000-pound granite marker sits at the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Streets where President Barack Obama first kissed first lady Michele Obama. (First person to send in a photo of a dog showing its appreciation of this moment in American history, let us know.)

It makes us wonder what else we don’t know about Barack Obama. Well, fittingly, the kissing stone is sited near a branch of Subway, it being a fact that Obama’s favourite thing to eat is bread – see his anecdote about a chewing gum sandwich he made when he was 22.

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Posted: 18th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


‘Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!’ – the Mitt Romney dog song

DO dog lovers care for Mitt Romney, who once made a 12 -hour trip in 1983 with his Irish setter Seamus in a cage on the car’s roof? Do they care for Barack Obama, who in Dreams from My Father, recalled mealtimes in Indonesia with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro:

“I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

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Posted: 16th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


The Camerons take the water in Majorca (photo)

DAVID Cameron and Sam Cam are on holiday in Majorca, doing their selfless best to help Spain out of the economic mire by spending large. But what are they talking about in their photo?

Posted: 15th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Racism fears see author endorsed by Mike Huckabee and Glenn Beck dropped by publisher

DO you do what Mike Huckabee tells you to? When the former presidential candidate orchestrated a Chick-fil Appreciation Day, did you pop along to the fastfood outlet add help make it a  “record-breaking” business for freedom of expression? When Mike Huckbee told you to heed the words of David Barton, did you sit avidly before the great speaker of truth to power?

Michelle Goldberg writes:

At the Rediscovering God in America conference in 2011, Mike Huckabee gave an impassioned introduction to David Barton, the religious right’s favorite revisionist historian. “I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced—at gunpoint, no less—to listen to every David Barton message,” he said. “And I think our country would be better for it.”

…In 2010, Glenn Beck called him called him ”the most important man in America right now.”…

But now, suddenly, Barton’s reputation is in freefall… Earlier this week, the evangelical World magazine published a piece about the growing number of conservative Christian scholars questioning his work. Then, on Thursday, Thomas Nelson, the world’s largest Christian publisher, recalled Barton’s most recent book, the bestselling The Jefferson Lies, saying it had “lost confidence in the book’s details.”

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Posted: 13th, August 2012 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


London 2012: That gif of Boris Johnson dancing

LONDON 2012 Olympics was a great event for London mayor Boris Johnson. When Johnson, the great loose trouser zipper, was left hanging in mid-air after he got stuck on a zipwire at an Olympic event at Victoria Park, he took it with good grace and a laugh. Eat yer heat out Benito Mussolini, this is how we off our leaders, with a flag in each of their hands and a song on their lips.

Bozza was the high-flyer, every clap and quip showing us what we are missing in Prime Minister David Cameron, the dish-faced Jonah in his Olympic tracksuit, teaching us that it’s not the winning that counts, it’s taking the credit for the winning.

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Posted: 13th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (3)


Romney tips Paul Ryan’s presidential hair for the White House

HAIL to the Gaffer. Mitt Romney has introduced his VeePee running mate Paul Ryan asthe “next President of the United States.

Ryan, a pro-life Catholic working out of Wisconsin, may be tempted to scream “ABORT!”

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Posted: 11th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


David Cameron does porridge (photo)

DAVID Cameron does porridge on a visit to the Quaker Oats plant:

 

Posted: 9th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (3)


Will Obama ‘recoil’ at ‘frustrated Nazi’ Wade Michael Page

SIX people have been murdered at a Sikh temple slayings in Wisconsin. Barack Obama reacts:

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office that Americans would ‘‘recoil’’ at the violence if the victims’ ethnicity turns out to be have been a factor in the shootings.

That’s a bit of an odd comment, isn’t it?

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Posted: 7th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Opportunistic David Cameron wears a Team GB Olympic tracksuit

DAVID Cameron out-twats even himself. The Prime Minister has been meeting Ben Ainslie and watching the Olympics dressed in an official Team GB tracksuit. We are all in this together…

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Posted: 7th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Jeremy Hunt meets Rupert Murdoch – photo

JEREMY Hunt, the culture secretary, has met with Rupert Murdoch. at the London 2012 Olympics.

Spotter: eyespymp

Posted: 4th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Jeremy Hunt: ‘Come and get a suntan in St James’s Park’

THE rain. Always the rain. Here’s what Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary told foreigners back in July 2012, according to the Times:

We have “much better weather than they think,” he said, announcing the Government’s “Great” advertising campaign in 14 cities across the world. “We have lower rainfall than Paris. We have to make sure people understand the reality about the weather.” He added: “It is not always as hot as New York but much more pleasant. Come and get a suntan in St James’s Park — you’ll find that it is much more pleasant than a crowded beach on the Med.”

The St James’s Park tanning booths are now open…

Posted: 4th, August 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Pussy Riot v Vladimir Putin: the trial

PUSSY Riot V Russin President Vladimir Putin.

The trial of Pussy Riot has begun. The band laughably charged with “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” – they sang an anti-Putin song at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral (“Mother of God, Blessed Virgin, drive out Putin!”) – face seven years in prison.

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Posted: 31st, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Tony Blair and two other colonial Kings stage the Faith Debate

THEY came to discuss faith with the former vicar of Westminster, Tony Blair. This was the Westminster Faith Debate, in Westminster, central London. Blair, labelled the “devil” buy one protester in the know, shared the stage with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Charles Moore. An Anglican and two converts to Roman Catholicism would debate faith before a live studio audience. No Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, less proscribed and right-on brands of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and lots of other isms.

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Posted: 25th, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Mitt Romney has a national anthem disaster

WHEN Mitt Romney belted out America the Beautiful for the inmates at a retirement village in Florida in January 2012, Camp Obama got the footage and made it into a campaign advert.

When the elected elite sing, disaster often looms:

PS – Romney says the facts stated in the ad are wrong. The singing, however, is all his own work. And isn’t the something likeable about Romney being a rotten singer?

Posted: 15th, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)


Dutch TV show makes Angela Merkel look like Hitler

IT’S a good job Europe is united and looking to a rosy-fingered daw, otherwise you might suppose the sight to German chancellor Angela Merkel sporting a moustache on Holland’s Nos television’s six o’clock news made her look like Hitler.

The programme assures us that the matter was a pure accident caused by graphics causing a black line to overlap part of Merkel’s top lip.

In any case, it suits her. The moustache invests her with power


YouTube link.

‘It was an unfortunate coincidence,’ editor in chief Marcel Gelauff said after the show.

Posted: 10th, July 2012 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Kim Jong-un has theme song that defies anyone to stop demanding victory

 Kim Jong-un has Onwards Toward the Final Victory to mark his steps.

The tune begins as a answer to Go West before slipping into hectoring offcuts from Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. Onwards Towards Final Victory!

And on they go. And on.

Victory seems a hell of a long way off as the brass section compels you to move on and on and on. But as you move the music seems only to get louder. No quarter is given.

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Posted: 7th, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Jordanian MP pulls gun in TV debate on Syria

TO Jordan, where Mohammed Shawabka MP is debating stuff with  Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad, a former MP and cheerleader for Syria’s President Assad.  Shawabka says Murad is “an agent of Syria”. Murad says Shawabka is “an agent of the Israeli Mossad”.

Offender, Shawabka tosses one of his shoes at Murad. He then pulls a gun.

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Posted: 7th, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Leading Democrat hits the wrong fracking button

OOPS! Hitting the wrong button when you’re in power can cause a problem. Clive James once said of President Gerald Ford:

“In the Bob Hope Golf Classic, the participation of President Gerald Ford was more than enough to remind you that the nuclear button was at one stage at the disposal of a man who might have either pressed it by mistake or else pressed it deliberately in order to obtain room service.”

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Posted: 6th, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Strickland nails Romney in the Cayman Islands while America dreams

ON money in America:

“Oh, what a contrast, my friends, between these two men who would be president! President Obama is betting on America and American workers, and Mitt Romney is betting his resources in the Cayman Islands, in Bermuda, in Switzerland and God only knows where else he is putting his resources” – Ohio governor Ted Strickland speaking truth to powerful Barack Obama today.

Meanwhile, most of America is investing its money on the Mega Millions lottery.

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


MP Craig Emerson expresses himself through the power of dance

MP Craig Emerson, the Australian Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, is dancing to the Greens’ tune. Emerson is expressing his thought on his party’s carbon tax through the medium of dance.

As Emerson dances for ABC News in an illustration of the impact of a carbon tax on the South Australian mining town of Whyalla, we wonder if this might catch on? David Cameron could do a breakdance to illustrate criem figures, or broken dance, as he would term it; for Ed Balls it’s The Hustle; Geroge Osborne can do his (alleged) line dance;  and so on….

Her’e Emerson. Someone plug him into the National Grid. Set the arms to ‘Windmill’:

And:

Posted: 3rd, July 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


Zion’s Sudan Brigade making progress says presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie

WHEN in doubt, blame the Jews:

Earlier on Sunday, presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie was quoted as blaming the unrest on a conspiracy to provoke an “economic earthquake” in Sudan.

“Zionist institutions inside the United States and elsewhere … are exploiting the latest economic decisions to destabilize the security and political situation,” the state-linked Sudanese Media Center quoted him as saying.”

Nafie said the government had evidence of collusion between rebel groups in Darfur, politicians in arch-foe South Sudan and Zionist institutions in the United States to sabotage Sudan. He did not present the evidence.

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


The Nelson Mandela Car Air Freshener Is Available in ‘46664’ hats and shirts

HOW will you be celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday? Once upon a time, before Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest and became the West’s go-to face for democracy cheerleading, any celebrity worth their salt was shaking Mandeal’s hand, or stood in his downstairs hallway waiting to shake his hand.

This year will be different. This year you can get the Mandela look as a fashion range “inspired” by the South African President.

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


Michael Gove contemplates first class sex with his leggy au pair – Sarah Vine happy to watch

WORKING for a Government that can’t do maths must be tiresome for Education Secretary Michael Gove. You are trying to prove to the country that hard work and basic numeracy get you to the top whilst being ordered about by Fruit Ninja champion and former pothead David Cameron. The Tories love to tell you that competition matters, whilst bagging all the best jobs by dint of birth and access to cash and favours.

So. Here’s Gove’s wife, Sarah Vine, telling Times readers that she co-opted her au pair into running the mummies race at her children’s school sports day. It is not beyond parody, but it comes close. She reveals,“I met my husband on a skiing trip in Meribel (or Merryhell, as we liked to call it)” and that she admires “his ability to know when he was beaten.

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Posted: 30th, June 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment


The top worst politician interviews of all time

CHLOE Smith MP presents the 10 worst TV political interviews of all time:







Posted: 29th, June 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment