What Turns Men Off In Chicks: Tips For Adventurous Women

February 13, 2012

What Turns Men Off In Chicks: Tips For Adventurous Women

Ben Delicious writes from the Red Light district of Soho: Hey, girls! And when I say ‘girls’, I mean ladies. And when I say ‘ladies’, I mean young healthy chicks on the look-out for guys who have some spare time on their hands and are looking for some, you know, romance. Anyway, girls, ladies, chicks, you know what puts men off in women? Loud unprovoked hyena like laughter that comes in regular bursts, that’s what puts them off. There are more and more chicks out there who think that the best way to pull guys, if you pardon the expression, is to get together with their girlfriends, descend on some eatery or bar or nightclub and laugh hysterically for no reason, in the hope of being noticed, engaged in conversation and hopefully, you know, get some intercourse going. But this sort... 

Casting A Cynical Glance At Syria: It Sure Is Turning Into Libya Number 2

February 13, 2012

Casting A Cynical Glance At Syria: It Sure Is Turning Into Libya Number 2

Anton Goryunov writes from Damascus: Let’s be cynical about Syria for a change – and I mean no disrespect for the suffering of ordinary people there. Let me ask you this: how could it happen that a supposedly unarmed and disorganised opposition still manages to resist the highly trained Syrian army for more than 11 months? Take your time to answer. Roll that question with your tongue in your mouth, trying to find an explanation to this amazing development. Smacks of some fairy tale from 1001 Arabian Nights, doesn’t it? OK, let me take an educate guess here: someone has obviously been shipping arms to the Syrian opposition. I would even go as far as saying that these shipments have been growing in volume and frequency and at some point we would see some pretty heavy stuff arriving,... 

And To Think Whitney Houston Could Have Had More Years Of Addiction!

February 13, 2012

And To Think Whitney Houston Could Have Had More Years Of Addiction!

Dan Majestic writes from Los Angeles: Yes, Whitney Houston who passed away had everything to live for: a flagging career, a drug habit that came back with a vengeance, an inability to perform for longer than two minutes and absolutely no chance of getting another recording deal. Why, why did she need to die so young? What is 48 nowadays? It’s like 30 really. So she could have continued killing herself slowly for another twenty years at least. Yes, death struck Whitney when she least expected it. And to the millions of her fans, who have forgotten how she looks and sounds, it was a terrible shock to find out that their idol was actually still alive and not recording when they thought that she’s been dead for about ten years. How they will cope now, I really have no idea. But at least there’s... 

Mr Xi Jinping Is Coming To Washington. Look Out, America!

February 12, 2012

Mr Xi Jinping Is Coming To Washington. Look Out, America!

Weng Lan writes from Washington: One of China’s communist bosses, Xi Jinping, who is expected to succeed Hu Jintao as supreme leader of China, is coming to Washington to gauge the state of relations between the old superpower and the emerging one. The Obama Administration will have to be on its best behaviour. The Chinese are sticklers for protocol and ritual and do not take kindly to being slighted. Comrade Xi is coming as heir apparent. This means that he is not going to make policy but will be keen to grasp how decisions are made in the US capital. It is a look and learn exercise for a man who will soon be the second most powerful politician on the planet. For President Obama the visit is not well timed. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, fighting for the Republic nomination... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

February 12, 2012

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. With an eye for the latest goings on in the world. Plus eternal subjects as well. The thing about Syria that is difficult to grasp is how come the regular Syrian army is unable to defeat a ‘badly armed’ opposition. How badly armed is it exactly? There is now way the debt crisis in Europe can be fixed without the banks force to take a huge hit. But that won’t happen. All eyes on Prince Harry’s sperm count as he’d probably have to produce the heir to the throne with Katie refusing to get pregnant. Remember, people who have no sense of humour are easily controllable. All dictators used that to their advantage. If you’re over 40 and still a leftie don’t despair: it... 

When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

February 12, 2012

When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

Thomas Mathew writes from London: Well, guess what: we’ve been told by a High Court Judge that the common practice in Christian Britain to say prayers at the beginning of a formal local authority county meeting is unlawful, under the Local Government Act of 1972. Mr Justice Ouseley, sitting in London, ruled that under the Act local authorities had no power to start their meetings with a period of reflection as it had nothing to do with the business of the day. The case against Bideford council was launched by former councillor and a devout atheist Clive Bone Members in the summer of 2010, on the ground that he felt embarrassed when prayers were said at formal meetings. Unsurprisingly his case was picked up by the National Secular Society that found the time and the money to persue it through... 

Some Juicy Political Gossip. With Lots Of Chinese Names Involved

February 11, 2012

Some Juicy Political Gossip. With Lots Of Chinese Names Involved

Lang Li writes from Chongqing: Here’s some seriously juicy political gossip from the heart of China. The word is that Wang Lijun, deputy mayor of Chongqing, a  municipality of 29 million people, has vanished. Rumour has it that he has sought political asylum in the US consulate in Chengdu. Apparently, after debriefing him, the Americans decided that he was too hot a potato to keep and sent him on his way. Just imagine what the Chinese government would have made of the claim that the US had granted him political asylum. Beijing would have accused the Americans of drugging, kidnapping or waylaying him. The question here though is this: ‘What did Wang tell the yanks?’ The fallout from Wang’s downfall may have a negative effect on Bo Xilai, the dynamic first Communist Party secretary of... 

Of PC Freaks From The English Football Association Getting It All Wrong

February 11, 2012

Of PC Freaks From The English Football Association Getting It All Wrong

R.F.Wilson writes from London: Don’t you just love the way politically correct freaks from the English Football Association have screwed up the preparations for Euro 2012 by stripping John Terry of his captaincy and pushing out England manager Fabio Cappelo who dared to disagree with them. (Please don’t tell me that he has resigned on his own free will, considering the hate campaign orchestrated by the FA against him.) Just to remind you that Terry is in the middle of a trial for supposedly racially abusing QPR’s defender Anton Ferdinand, brother of living legend Rio, during a match with Chelsea last October. He supposedly called Anton a f..king b…k c..t, and in case you’re wondering why I used ‘black’ as if it’s a swear word, well, that’s the word that got Terry into... 

Asking: How Come Some People Dislike The McCanns So Much?

February 11, 2012

Asking: How Come Some People Dislike The McCanns So Much?

Ted Obvious writes from Praia da Luz: Why is it that some people seem to dislike Kate and Gerry McCann so much? I mean, they’ve lost their daughter Madeleine, who’d vanished from their holiday apartment in May 2007, and have been looking for her since then. And though on that fateful night they left their three small kids, including Maddy, all alone while they were having dinner with their friends, it’s not like they flew to another town and were having fun without a care in the world. In fact, according to Kate, she and her husband checked on the children every 15 minutes or so. So you can’t really accuse the McCanns of child neglect in a classical sense, as in: ma and pa tell their kids to piss off to bed, go out, get plastered and dance the night away in a club. So what we have here... 

Is China Pushing America And Europe Out Of Africa? Sure Is

February 11, 2012

Is China Pushing America And Europe Out Of Africa? Sure Is

Samuel Marshall writes from Addis Ababa: How about that huge tower block that the Chinese have built for the Organisation of African States in the  Ethiopian capital? Yes, the Chinese are smart. They go for high profile projects that stand out so that the locals cannot miss them. They are saying to all Africans: ‘We’re building your future’. The arrival of the Chinese has come as a shock to the American and European dispensers of aid. The Anglo-Saxon approach is to treat the locals as overgrown children who need to be taught the rules of modern life. What are their priorities? Human rights, equality of the sexes, freedom of the individual and the rule of law. The Americans are worse offenders than the British, the French, the Germans and the Scandinavians. Uncle Sam downgrades the... 

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