How Come Tony Blair Was Always So Politically Correct, In A Weird Sort Of Way?

October 31, 2011

How Come Tony Blair Was Always So Politically Correct, In A Weird Sort Of Way?

Anton Goryunov writes from Moscow: Enough of this talk about the world economy going down the toilet. Who cares if a new world war breaks out, it’s the important things that people want to know. Like, does the Pope wear real Prada shoes or counterfeit ones and are French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel an item? Even though Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was overheard referring to Angela recently as an ‘unfuckable fat arse’. And then there is another burning question: how come Tony Blair has always been so obsessed with political correctness, to an extent that it often made him look really weird? Never before in the history of Britain was there a prime minister, who had turned PC into his trademark, obviously hoping that it would help to cover up his incompetence.... 

Money As A Concept? It Sucks Big Time

October 31, 2011

Money As A Concept? It Sucks Big Time

R.F.Wilson writes from Zurich: You know what I think about money as a concept? I think it sucks. And you know why I think it sucks? Because if you look at all those multi-millionaires and billionaires, you would notice that the majority of them are not exactly very pleasant people. Pricks actually, most of them. And that in itself proves that the basic idea of money is not really working out. They say money makes the world go round. I don’t have a problem with that, on condition that it’s not made on other people’s sorrow and is spent wisely. And I’ve never heard of vast private fortunes that were made without sacrificing other people’s interests and not wasted on stupid things. But the worst thing of all is that big money allows total non-entities to become all powerful and dictate... 

Here’s A Piece Of Advice: Give Others Gifts That You’d Want To Receive Yourself

October 31, 2011

Here’s A Piece Of Advice: Give Others Gifts That You’d Want To Receive Yourself

Mata Hurry writes from New Delhi: The celebrations of Diwali, the Festival Of Lights, are over. This popular annual event in India marks the triumph of good over evil, unlike Halloween in the West, and is accompanied by a shopping frenzy, inordinate eating and wanton gift giving. This last part involving presents I would like to dwell on in more detail, if you don’t mind. Fruits, sweets, chocolates and biscuits are perfectly acceptable as gifts, as you would eat them anyway, or treat you friends to them. But who needs some useless plastic dolls or gadgets that break the next day? Clearly, the fine tradition in the West to buy loads of useless ‘goodies’ at Christmas and New Year and present them to others has spread to India. People here seem to forget the important principle that you... 

Tricks That Newspapers Use. To Get People Interested

October 30, 2011

Tricks That Newspapers Use. To Get People Interested

R.F.Wilson writes from Fleet Street, London: Newspapers are in trouble – serious, serious trouble. Readership is falling, as more and more people either switch to the Internet or just stop caring about news and watching the news on the box, mostly while waiting for the sports results at the end of the bulletins. That is why newspapers are desperately trying to woo readers, offering all sorts of freebies, like DVD’s and CD’s and books and free cinema tickets. I personally could never understand the logic behind it: it’s a bit like acknowledging to the world that your newspaper is such s..t that an additional incentive is needed to make people buy it. And I’m not even mentioning numerous other offers and competitions inside: to win a dream holiday, a house on the... 

Pop Music Sucks. With Very Few Exceptions. And Even They Suck

October 30, 2011

Pop Music Sucks. With Very Few Exceptions. And Even They Suck

Gross Domestic writes from New York: Need to get something off my chest first. So here goes. The Carpenters and the Jackson 5 were never any good. In case of the brother and sister act, they were so sugary, in a perverted sort of way, that you felt sick from hearing all that rubbish of theirs. And the Jacksons sounded weird, considering that Michael Jackson at the time was just a kid and yet he was singing about make it out with chicks and baby this and baby that. It wasn’t natural, to be perfectly frank, and no wonder he grew up and turned into a nutter, sleeping with small boys and doing God knows what with that chimp of his Bubbles. OK, now that it’s done, let’s talk about pop music generally, and by ‘pop’ I mean the whole bloody lot: rock, blues, metal, soul, punk, rap, dance,... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

October 30, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more humorous pearls of wisdom and witty observations from the boys at Stirring Trouble. On all sorts of subjects, mostly politics and sex. The answer to the eternal question ‘What Is The Meaning Of Life’ is very simple: help others out and don’t expect anything in return. Everything that David Cameron proposes lacks logic and common sense. He’s like some politically correct zombie. British people are only now beginning to realise that Tony Blair got to where he was and stayed there because the BBC supported him. Which indirectly means that the taxpayers funded that creep. If you realise that all of the pop music is not worth one short piece written by Mozart or any other classic composer then you’re alright and can listen to that crap as much as you want. Girls,... 

I Bet People In Democracy Land Wish They Could Have An ‘Arab Spring’ In Their Part Of The Woods

October 29, 2011

I Bet People In Democracy Land Wish They Could Have An ‘Arab Spring’ In Their Part Of The Woods

Ted Obvious writes from Cairo: I bet a lot of people living in Democracy Land, who are watching the upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa closely, are jealous that they can’t have an Arab Spring in their part of the woods as well. Yes, the spoils of Western type democracy and free market are not what they used to be, are they? You can no longer bring down governments and prime ministers, who get into office and stay there, even though they are hopeless and corrupt and basically go against the interests of the majority. In fact, it has become fashionable for Western politicians to ignore the majority, very publicly siding with groups of vested interests, as if it’s a cool thing to do. And if anyone says anything against that, they are brushed aside as outdated and out of touch with... 

How Dave Tricked The Queen Into Supporting His Constitutional Reforms

October 29, 2011

How Dave Tricked The Queen Into Supporting His Constitutional Reforms

Thomas Mathew writes from London: Well, it had to happen… The republicans in the British government and in parliament have pulled off another disgraceful stunt, appealing to the mob that never knows what’s good for it. Yes, I’m talking about the primogeniture reform, the changing of the rules of succession for the British monarchy, that PM David Cameron and the gang are pushing through, pretending that it all has to do with equal rights for women and human rights generally. Yes, sure, pull another one, Dave! But the worst thing of all is that the conspirators have dragged the Queen into their hideous games, tricking Her to come out with a pathetic speech about the place of women in the modern world in Perth, in Australia, basically making her look as if She is supporting the new rules... 

Communist China Bailing Out The EU? A Case When Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

October 29, 2011

Communist China Bailing Out The EU? A Case When Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

R.F.Wilson writes from Disneyland, outside Paris: You know what would be a great idea? For the European Union to move its headquarters to Disneyland Paris and operate from here, where fantasy mixes with reality and everyone is taken for a ride regularly, paying a lot of money for the privilege. Euro bureaucrats would dress up in fancy costumes and talk in silly voices, officially that is, and EU summits can produce any sort of drivel and it would go down well with the public, as everyone would say: well it’s Disneyland, isn’t it, what else can you expect? But even in the land of fantasy the latest move by the Euro crowd takes the biscuit: having screwed Europe’s finances and slaughtered its economy, they are now asking communist China to pump money into Euroland, to save it from collapse.... 

Thousands In Britain Expected To Recall That They’ve Been Abused By Catholic Priests

October 29, 2011

Thousands In Britain Expected To Recall That They’ve Been Abused By Catholic Priests

Ben Delicious writes from London: Look, I would be the last person to mock people’s suffering, and especially the suffering of children who have been sexually abused. And I accept that there were disgraceful cases of Catholic priests abusing children in their care or under their supervision, but there is no way I’d buy the idea that it involved hundreds of thousands of people, who now come forward and ‘recall’ that they were victims of abuse by men of the cloth. It’s just doesn’t look right. It actually looks very unpleasant, considering that serious compensation is involved. How come we don’t hear much about the abuse of children in foster homes? It happens all over the place – ask any former inhabitants of these neglected places, but somehow no one is interested in... 

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