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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

LibDem MP David Ward says Jews are Nazis – why can’t they be cossacks or Egyptians?

IN readiness for Holocaust Memorial Day,  LibDem MP David Ward takes to his website to call the Jews Nazis:

“Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.”

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Posted: 26th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (7)

Nick Clegg says student fees are great if he’s getting his kids the best money can buy

NICK Clegg says he will not overrule his wife Miriam or son Antonio, 11, if they chose a private school for the lad’s educating.

Nick Clegg is not a wealthy, slimy, cowardly, hypocritical, spineless swine who poses with this family on stage for votes and then hides behind them at the first sign of trouble. He is a modern man who listens to his kids and respects the wishes of his wife. Waddaguy!

Says top family man Nick Clegg:

“If we can and it works out to send him to a good state school we would do so. But like all parents living in London, there’s huge competition for places and we don’t yet know where and exactly at what school. I never have sought to impose a decision on my wife as well as my son for political reasons. They are educated at the moment in the state sector, both our oldest, and I will let you know as soon as a decision has been arrived at.”

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Posted: 26th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Republicans wants rape victims who choose abortions jailed for ‘tampering with evidence’

BLOODY hell, New Mexico. In that corner of the land of the free, moves are being made to force rape victims to carry any resulting pregnancy full term. Abortion will be deemed “tampering with evidence”. If a mugger breaks your face, you should not keep it showing sings of brutality to please the judge when the trial comes up. In what demented mind is a pregnancy evidence of rape?

The bill is being brought by Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R).

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Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

What Bill Hicks knew about Obama: peace in our time

YOU know what happens when Obama went behind the screen? Bill Hicks told us in 1993:

“No matter what you promise on the campaign trail, when you win, you go into this smoke-filled room with the 12 industrialist capitalist scum-fucks who got you in there. And you’re in this smoky room, and this little film screen comes down, and a big guy with a cigar goes, ‘Roll the film.’ And it’s a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you’ve never seen before… And then the screen goes up and the lights come up, and they say to the new president, ‘Any questions?'”

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Posted: 23rd, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Obama’s inauguration in photos: ‘a decade of war is now ending’

“I SAY to you this, America. And this I say to you. Barack Obama is your President. He is my President. He is the…” There is something dull about Obama. He words swoop and soar but land on nothing. You want a definite but all you get is emotion. In place of precision, you get talk of change and hope. We know he’s busy. Things need doing. But in public, his words sound empty, a contrived, bland blend of Woody Guthrie’s homage to America (This Land is Your Land), the Narrator in a child’s Nativity show and self-improvement books. And somehow, Obama’s speaking makes the everyday sound bigger. He says “a decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun.” Does that America has won the war? Is the recession over? No need for details. He has  decreed it. And thus is shall be…

Here are the photos of Obama’s inauguration. Sorry, not photos These are the pictures of humanity that can take us forward. These photos can be pinned to your walls of your home, church, mosque, synagogue and classroom. They can be seen by a white man at a desk, a Muslim woman on her way to pray, a Jewish girl with a pierced navel and a Hispanic woman with three kids to feed and a husband watching the nation’s athletes on his television set. A picture taken in Washington by a woman from Arizona  of a man from Chicago that can be framed by wood taken from our great forests and hung by the metal hook mined by toil and endeavour from beneath our huddled feet.

Posted: 22nd, January 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3)

Chris Grayling wants justice based on wealth

HANDS up who wants justice based on wealth? Chris Grayling, Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice, does:

Chris Grayling said the Government should not always be paying for the most senior QCs to defend suspected criminals when cheaper junior lawyers could do the job just as well.

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Posted: 22nd, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Gunning for Obama, the monarchial figure who used to be the messiah

ON Barack Obams – the sequel:

The BBC’s woman in Washington said the sight of Obama on Capitol Hill “warmed the soul“.

Richard Bacon on Radio Five Live wondered mused about a possible assassination attempt.

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Posted: 21st, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Obama tosses teddies into the crowd at inauguration

FOR non-Obama fans, some goods new: he’s halfway through his Presidency. For Obama fans, it was great to see him toss teddies into the crowd. And when Joe Biden cried – shuck! – it was soooo moving:

Posted: 21st, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

‘Moderate’ Mohamed Morsi calls Jews apes and pigs

SO. Why does Egypt’s leader Mohamed Morsi not like Israel? The Guardian called him”the acceptable face of moderate Islamism“, “a famously boring speaker who reduces Egyptian journalists to teeth-gnashing frustration as he rarely says anything remotely quotable.”

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Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (5)

Bill Clinton offers to shoot NRA member

BILL CLINTON has a word of warning for Democrats

Clinton said that passing the 1994 federal assault weapons ban “devastated” more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers in the 1994 midterms — and cost then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley (D-Wash.) his job and his seat in Congress.

“I’ve had many sleepless nights in the many years since,” Clinton said. One reason? “I never had any sessions with the House members who were vulnerable,” he explained — saying that he had assumed they already knew how to explain their vote for the ban to their constituents. . . .

He said that he understands the culture that permeates a state like Arkansas — where guns are a longstanding part of local culture.

“A lot of these people … all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,” he told the Democratic financiers. “Or they’re living in a place where they don’t have much police presence. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long that they believe it all.”

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Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Ahmed Dogan: Who is Oktai Enimehmedov?

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Posted: 19th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

A Nation Rises: Obama is staunchly Pro Life (video)

BARACK Obama is anti-abortion. He’s ‘Pro-Life’. Well, so this video says:

Posted: 15th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Would Obama rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

QUESTION of the week: During Barack Obama’s Q&A on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything:

There was one question everyone on the team wished Obama had answered. [Teddy Goff, head of Obama’s digital team,] probably would have selected it, according to his colleagues, but he didn’t see it at the time.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

No, we shouldn’t pay MPs more

THEY’RE whining again. They’re very important people doncha know, these Members of Parliament. And as they’re very important people they should be paid lots more of our money:

Seven in 10 MPs said they were underpaid on £65,738 a year, according to a survey by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa). On average, MPs said they deserved salaries of £86,250 — a 32 per cent rise.

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (3)

Greens hypocrisy over Jonathan ‘Luther Jesus Mandela Ghandi’ Moylan’s fakery

WHEN green activist Jonathan Moylan issued a fake press release that led to millions of dollars being wiped off the share price of coal company Whitehaven, he became God’s representative on Earth. Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens, writes in the SMH:

History is full of this. Gandhi and Mandela went to jail. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Jesus Christ turned up at the businessmen’s tables and look what happened to him. Anti-slavery campaigner John Brown’s ‘’body lies mouldering in the grave’’ and suffragette Emily Davidson was killed when she ran in front of the horses at the 1913 Epsom Derby.

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Only three Presidents have issued more Pardon’s that soft Obama

PARDON me, Mr Obama. Jacob Sullum compares Obama to past presidents who issued those justice-defying Presidential pardons:

Which of Obama’s predecessors managed to make less use of the clemency power during their first terms? According to numbers compiled by P.S. Ruckman Jr., a professor of political science at Rock Valley College in Rockville, Illinois, just three: George Washington, who probably did not have many clemency petitions to address during the first few years of the nation’s existence; William Henry Harrison, who died of pneumonia a month after taking office; and James Garfield, who was shot four months into his presidency and died that September. 

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Posted: 10th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment

Tweeter arrested for saying Hugo Chavez is staying in Cuba

TO Venezuela, where the men of Sebin (Bolivarian National Intelligence Service) have arrested Federico Medina Ravell:

Venezuelan intelligence officers have raided the home of a Twitter user suspected of spreading destabilising rumours about the health of Hugo Chávez ahead of an inauguration that the ailing president looks increasingly unlikely to attend.
Medina, who was not at home, is accused of instigating terrorism through social networking sites. He is said to be behind the @LucioQuincioC Twitter account, which has claimed that Chávez will not return from Havana.

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

Carol singers black up for Angela Merkel’s Epiphany

FACE of the day: It’s Epiphany in Germany, and German chancellor Angela Merkel has met with a carol singer dressed as one of the Three Kings in Berlin. Sensitive stuff. You should see how Hans the pig farmer portrays the King of the Jews…

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

Unionists flag behind anti-abortion and gays: more Belfast City hall trouble (photos)

IN photos: Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast city hall. The protests and demonstrations continue at the removal of the Union flag from the city hall. There has been more violence. The BBC says protestors have pelted police with fireworks, bricks, stones and golf balls.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were reportedly fired at police also in east Belfast.

Leading Loyalist Jackie McDonald tells the Belfast Telegraph:

I share the anger in the loyalist community but somebody needs to stand up and tell the truth, which is that the flag is not going to go up again without an election or agreement … Sinn Fein has achieved this and until there is a change in the balance of power in City Hall, the flag decision won’t be reversed. There is no point giving people false hope.

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Posted: 5th, January 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

Andy Burnham is the latest fool to wage war on salt and butter

SHADOW health secretary Andy Burnham wants to ban foods that contain what he considers too much salt, fat and sugar. Of course, this being modern politics, Burnham soon dissembles and wants us to join the debate:

“Labour wants to lead this debate. That is why we are asking the public and experts if new limits for sugar, fats and salts would be the right approach. Like all parents, I have bought products like cereals and fruit drinks, marketed as more healthy, that contained higher sugar levels than expected. I don’t think that any parent would be comfortable with their child eating something that is 40 per cent sugar.”

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Posted: 5th, January 2013 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment (1)

Tory Chris Steward should donate his body to a food bank

TO York, where Chris Steward, a Conservative councillor, has views:

“We have lots of poor people, but living standards have surged over the years. There is certainly no need for food banks; no-one in the UK is starving and I think food banks insult the one billion in the world that go to bed hungry every day and ignore the fact a child dies of hunger every three seconds.”

He goes on:

“The fact some give food to food banks, merely enables people who can’t budget (an issue where schools should do much more and I have said the council should) or don’t want to, to have more money to spend on alcohol, cigarettes etc.”

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